Editorials

Local news deserves to survive

With the rise of digital media, print-first newspapers have very quickly become unprofitable.Continue...

Efforts to increase fluency in Indigenous languages need Canada's support

Residential school systems in Canada have perpetuated the loss of Indigenous languages for centuries.Continue...

Discouraging discussion is no way to protect free speech

Freedom of speech and the preservation of educational discourse are things that need to be protected on university campuses. However, this protection won’t come about by promoting fear and...Continue...

It’s up to news media to curb sexist language in reporting

Despite holding the position of Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, Ottawa Centre Liberal MP Catherine McKenna has been given the name “Climate Barbie” on social media by other government officials and news organizations.Continue...

News media needs to differentiate between fact and opinion

In a time of distrust between news outlets and their readers, newspapers have a responsibility to clearly label their content as either fact or opinion.Continue...

Final exam process needs re-evaluation

Even though re-evaluating how we approach final evaluations can have some real value at universities, we need to consider everything that would need to be altered before we throw out the old system.Continue...

Pornography can have a place in the classroom

It’s one thing to argue for warning ahead of sensitive subjects and materials, but to call for them to be shut out entirely isn’t conducive to a university education.Continue...

Universities need to prepare for marijuana legalization

With or without the law on their side, young Canadians already use recreational marijuana. Still, when marijuana legalization comes into effect, Canadian universities need to have a policy in...Continue...

The nature of work is changing, not employees

Each generation is different from the last in some ways, but loyalty to their work place isn’t necessarily one of them.Continue...

Context should be considered in student conduct discipline

Going after a student for breaching a student code of conduct without taking the broader social context of their comments into account is a serious misstep for any university administration.Continue...

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