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BY DAISY LE CORRE | January 26 2022

Qu’entend-on par bien-être au travail? Une professeure qui en a fait sa spécialité explique sa conception de celui-ci.

Après avoir passé près de 31 ans à travailler dans le milieu universitaire et avoir reçu plusieurs distinctions tout au long de sa carrière, Céleste Grimard, professeure titulaire à l’École des sciences de la gestion de l’Université du Québec à Montréal, prendra sa retraite en 2025....
https://www.affairesuniversitaires.ca/articles-de-fond/article/celeste-grimard-de-lusine-a-luniversite-un-seul-objectif-des-milieux-sains/
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BY SPARROW MCGOWAN | March 19 2014

New alliance of five institutions to collaborate on key initiatives.

Vancouver Island colleges and universities have joined together in a new formal alliance aimed at supporting the region’s students and communities. The Vancouver Island Public Post-Secondary Alliance was signed March 5 and includes Camosun Colle...
https://universityaffairs.ca/news/news-article/vancouver-island-universities-and-colleges-join-forces/
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BY NATALIE SAMSON | June 27 2017

Many sessions addressed need for instructors and staff to be well prepared for work in increasingly diverse institutions.

Over the past several months, the federal government and university leaders have made it clear in public statements that equity and inclusion must become top priorities for the higher education sector – particularly where it concerns the recruitment and retention of internation...
https://universityaffairs.ca/news/news-article/inclusivity-equity-higher-ed-sector-top-concerns-years-stlhe-conference/
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BY MICHAEL RANCIC | March 31 2020

Psychologists surveyed hundreds of first-year students to determine how a sense of belonging and mattering affects well-being.

In the face of COVID-19, classes this winter semester have quickly wrapped up or moved online, and campuses have shut down entirely, with university administrations telling staff to work from home and, in some cases, telling students to vacate residence halls. But as campus life adjusts to social di...
https://universityaffairs.ca/news/news-article/york-study-examines-link-between-mattering-and-depression-in-students/
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BY WENDY GLAUSER | November 18 2020

Intimate partner violence, families with young children, people with disabilities and Indigenous mental health are among the many areas under investigation.

We know that the pandemic has led to an increase in depression and anxiety. But which groups are most at risk and why? What are the policy and service delivery adaptations that can reduce the burdens of social isolation, financial stress and fear of the unknown? What are the coping measures that are...
https://universityaffairs.ca/news/news-article/what-canadian-researchers-are-discovering-about-the-psychosocial-effects-of-the-pandemic/
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BY JEAN-FRANÇOIS VENNE | January 17 2022

Si l’année 2021 a été faste en matière de production de rapports sur l’université québécoise, il faudra encore attendre avant de voir où mèneront toutes ces réflexions.

En 2021, le gouvernement du Québec a présenté le rapport sur Continue reading, dévoilé un plan sur la...
https://www.affairesuniversitaires.ca/actualites/actualites-article/les-12-travaux-des-universites-quebecoises/
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BY SPARROW MCGOWAN | April 14 2023

The university has printed the final issue of its alumni magazine.

After 60 years, Wilfrid Laurier University is retiring a legacy. Continue reading, the university’s alumni magazine, saw its final issue go to press in December 2022. First published in 1962, the magazine was originally called Waterloo Cam...
https://universityaffairs.ca/news/news-article/laurier-stops-the-presses/
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BY JADINE NGAN | October 17 2023

Canadian universities emerged from the pandemic with investment growth, but long-term sustainability is a consistent concern.

Despite early concerns that the COVID-19 pandemic could pose serious financial challenges for Canadian universities, a Continue reading from Statistics Canada reveals that the sector recorded a budget surplus of $1.5...
https://universityaffairs.ca/news/news-article/the-rising-financial-precarity-of-universities/
In my opinion
BY J.N. LITTLE | November 07 2011

Why I won’t be attending your seasonal party.

I’ve done some very social things in my life in the name of work. I was employed as a karaoke waitress to pay for most of my master’s degree. I dressed up as Wonder Woman for a conference presentation, marched in demonstrations with students, and drank plenty of coffee with mentors and mentees. ...
https://universityaffairs.ca/opinion/in-my-opinion/party-or-perish/
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BY BRENT EPPERSON | August 20 2014

The move towards corporate governance threatens creative thinking at the time we need it most.

Canada’s universities face tremendous challenges. Provincial funding continues to decline, yet tuition and fee increases threaten equal access to education. Global competition for talent drives up faculty salaries and benefits, undermining long-term financial stability at many institutions. Increa...
https://universityaffairs.ca/opinion/in-my-opinion/universities-are-ill-served-by-a-corporate-governance-model/
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BY DAVID SMITH | October 21 2015

Affordable high-quality animations may mark the death of stodgy PowerPoint presentations.

I just returned home from yet another scientific conference. My mind is imbued with new facts and buzzing with ideas for future research. But I am exhausted from the traveling, the overindulging of coffee and cookies, and the enthusiastic conversations with colleagues. I will sleep well tonight. And...
https://universityaffairs.ca/opinion/in-my-opinion/the-end-of-powerpoint/
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BY DAVID SMITH | October 29 2015

L’émergence d’animations de qualité à prix abordable pourrait sonner le glas des lourdes présentations PowerPoint.

Je rentre à peine d’une conférence scientifique, la tête pleine de nouvelles idées pour de futures recherches. Pourtant, le voyage et l’abus de café et de biscuits m’ont épuisé, tout comme mes conversations enthousiastes avec mes collègues. Je vais bien dormir ce soir. En période de d...
https://www.affairesuniversitaires.ca/opinion/a-mon-avis/la-fin-de-powerpoint/
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BY CATARINA FERREIRA & CORNELYA KLÜTSCH | July 16 2018

A long-term commitment to sustaining a highly diverse talent pool is the cornerstone of robust economic and social policies.

The “Continue reading,” consisting of highly skilled personnel from the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields, is the linchpin of a productive society and economy. Maintaini...
https://universityaffairs.ca/opinion/in-my-opinion/how-canada-can-attract-international-talent-and-improve-knowledge-exchange/
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BY ALI NAJAF | July 22 2019

A few suggestions based on my own experience.

According to statistics from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, at the end of 2018 there were 572,415 international students with a valid study permit in Canada studying at all levels of education. This was a 16-percent increase over the previous year and the numbers continue to increase....
https://universityaffairs.ca/opinion/in-my-opinion/how-can-universities-help-to-support-international-students/
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BY JOHANNA LEWIS | August 26 2021

The lack of any structural acknowledgement about the toll that COVID is taking on parents and caregivers is a grave failing at the institutional level.

As September approaches, it feels like there are two parallel worlds unfolding in Ontario. Universities are still talking about getting back to “normal,” the government has eased almost all safety restrictions, and the protection afforded by vaccines appears to be giving many the peace of mind t...
https://universityaffairs.ca/opinion/in-my-opinion/juggling-academia-and-parenting-in-the-fourth-wave/
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BY JOHANNA LEWIS | September 10 2021

L’absence de reconnaissance structurelle des difficultés vécues par les parents et les proches aidants pendant la pandémie est une grave lacune dans les établissements d’enseignement.

En Ontario, on a l’impression que deux mondes parallèles coexistent. Les universités parlent encore d’un « retour à la normale », le gouvernement a levé la plupart des mesures sanitaires et la protection vaccinale permet à plusieurs d’aller au restaurant, de se réunir et de voyager l...
https://www.affairesuniversitaires.ca/opinion/a-mon-avis/concilier-luniversite-et-la-famille-pendant-la-quatrieme-vague/
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BY PATRICK SANAGHAN | October 25 2021

Lessons learned from successful campus implementation efforts.

Over the past 30 years I have helped facilitate 120 strategic plans on campuses in the United States and Canada. Most plans are well written and aspirational. But when it comes to implementing them, unfortunately many campuses are less than successful. Over the past two years I have done a “deep d...
https://universityaffairs.ca/opinion/in-my-opinion/7-tips-for-executing-a-strategic-plan-successfully/
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BY MARIA ASSIF, SONJA NIKKILA & SHIVON SUE-CHEE | March 23 2022

One thing we are hopeful about is that as a result of the pandemic, our pedagogy will have to become more flexible and dynamic.

For most of us in North America, March 2020 marks the first COVID-19 lockdowns and subsequent life-altering decisions and consequences. In education, we shifted to online teaching and learning almost instantaneously, and we extended ourselves to do what we do best: teach and inspire. We attended doz...
https://universityaffairs.ca/opinion/in-my-opinion/finding-our-way-back-home-a-vision-of-post-pandemic-classrooms/
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BY MAHDI KHELFAOUI | January 31 2023

Il est triste de voir des dirigeantes et des dirigeants d’universités adopter sans recul un jargon à la mode déjà entonné par les porte-paroles des entreprises et autres agences de chasseurs de têtes.

Dans une Continue reading récemment publiée dans le journal La Presse, la rectrice de l’Université Laval et le recteur de l’Université de Montréal enjoignaient le Québec et le Canada à s’engager sans...
https://www.affairesuniversitaires.ca/opinion/a-mon-avis/pour-en-finir-avec-la-rhetorique-des-talents/
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BY DONALD WRIGHT | June 06 2023

Georgetown University futurist Bryan Alexander ponders higher education’s next 75 years in a climate-changed world.

The University of New Brunswick’s Harriet Irving Library is an impressive building with a wonderful collection. But it may have a name problem. In a climate crisis, can the intellectual centre of a university be named after the matriarch of an oil and gas family? Looking ahead, it’s not hard ...
https://universityaffairs.ca/opinion/in-my-opinion/universities-on-fire-is-brisk-inspiring-and-sobering/