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Legal win doesn’t mean Ontario student associations are in the clear

Students walk on campus at the University of Guelph in Guelph, Ont., in March 2017. An Ontario court recently ruled in favour […]

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Women in engineering: Barriers remain 30 years after École Polytechnique shooting

Engineering programs can learn about recruitment, inclusion and retention from different fields. (Shutterstock) The 30th anniversary of the Montréal Massacre is an […]

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Ontario’s high school e-learning still hasn’t addressed students with special needs

Following a negotiation impasse, Ontario public secondary teachers walked off the job on a one-day strike. Here, striking teachers are seen outside […]

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Capitalist creep on campus: the largest, quietest privatisation in UK history – it’s why we’re striking

Pexels For the next week and a half, many UK university lecturers will be on strike again, but who outside of academia […]

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University strikes in the UK: Why they’re happening and what you need to know

shutterstock/Ray Morgan Eight days of strike action announced by academics will run November 25 until December 4. After that, industrial action will […]

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Textbooks could be free if universities rewarded professors for writing them

  Universities have a responsibility to reduce barriers in student learning, and one way to do this is through creating textbooks that […]

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Academic freedom is under threat around the world – here’s how to defend it

Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. shutterstock/Piotr Wawrzyniuk Academic freedom is at the heart of successful universities. UNESCO defines it as the right “to […]

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When big companies fund academic research, the truth often comes last

Industry funders can go to great lengths to suppress the findings of academic research when it’s not favourable to the company. from […]

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Teaching truth and reconciliation in Canada: The perfect place to begin is right where a teacher stands

Despite challenges, teacher education offers a path to begin righting inequities and injustice. Here, people stand on a map from the Indigenous […]

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The problem with the push for more degrees

RIDTHISING/Shutterstock.com In a 2009 speech, President Barack Obama proclaimed that by 2020, the United States will “once again have the highest proportion […]

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