December 8, 2021
Small but growing number of Canadian universities divesting from fossil fuels
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Only 10 institutions have announced full or partial divestment, compared to more than half of public universities in the U.K.
BY STEPHEN LEAHY | DEC 08 2021

French-language universities in minority settings: a litmus test for Canadian diversity
French-language universities in minority settings: a litmus test for Canadian diversity
A personal take on the added value a francophone university outside Quebec brings to its community.
BY JOEL BELLIVEAU | DEC 02 2021

The Bastarache report won’t set any precedents – but I hope I’m wrong
The Bastarache report won’t set any precedents – but I hope I’m wrong
The University of Ottawa's report on academic freedom is only the latest in a long list of reports that miss the opportunity to bring the discussion to a higher level.
BY ALEXANDRE BEAUPRÉ-LAVALLÉE | DEC 07 2021

Scarborough Charter signals national effort to deal with anti-Blackness on campus
Scarborough Charter signals national effort to deal with anti-Blackness on campus
Universities and colleges across Canada now have a new set of guidelines to address racism and promote Black inclusion at their institutions.
BY TAYO BERO | DEC 02 2021

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Questioning the ethics of online proctoring
Questioning the ethics of online proctoring
Instead of relying on a ‘technological fix,’ we need to ask what drives students to cheat in the first place.
BY KARI ZACHARIAS & KETRA SCHMITT | DEC 03 2021

Finding good papers in the age of social media and reduced travel
Finding good papers in the age of social media and reduced travel
It is incumbent on scientists to make sure that the ‘loudest’ research isn’t the only stuff we read.
BY DAVID KENT | DEC 06 2021

COVID-19: updates for Canada’s universities
COVID-19: updates for Canada’s universities
Lifting of vaccine requirement at some Ontario universities.
BY UA/AU | MAY 04 2022

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