Academia

The future is friendlier than you think

Wandering the unknown has always been an intimidating, frightening concept.Continue...

Hustle culture doesn’t make way for healthy habits

Hustle culture is a phenomenon that’s spread from the real world’s expectation of constant progress and success—a by-product of the American or Canadian dream—into the Internet, where it’s morphed and mutated and burst back out into the real world in a new, worse, form.Continue...

PGEP seeks to break barriers in politics and academia

The Perspectives on Gender, Equity and Politics (PGEP) Journal is a new student publication at Queen’s that seeks to publish academic writing and creative works on politics and intersectionality.Continue...

Let’s make academics more accessible and less elitist

In the past few months, I have used the term “anticolonialism” about 367 times. If I had a nickel for every time I’ve explained Edward Said’s “East vs. West dichotomy” to an unsuspecting econ major, I’d probably have 10 cents—and that’s two too many.Continue...

Burnout culture in academia is harmful—let’s find other ways to measure success

Crying, feeling numb, having too much going on, being behind in every class, not spending enough time with your friends, wanting to stay in bed all day—we all know the feeling. It’s burnout, and suddenly it’s the norm.Continue...

Finding space in academia as a South Asian

“Sometimes I feel like I fell into this job.”Continue...

‘Teaching is activism’: Professors and TAs of colour discuss race in academia

At the end of every semester when Dr. Shobhana Xavier, a professor in the Religious Studies School, gets her class evaluations back, she notices a pattern.Continue...

School holidays are for recharging, not completing assignments

Many students can agree that school breaks should be a time for relaxation, family, and food, not panicking over academic deadlines. Still, many professors assign work over holiday breaks, leaving students little choice but to sneak away from family festivities to complete their schoolwork.Continue...

In defense of boring lectures

Disliking a room packed with 200 people at 8:30 a.m. is no reason to give up on lectures.Continue...

Academia should have a destination outside of university walls

Since their conception in the Middle Ages, universities have been to the benefit of a particularly fortunate — and therefore limited — group.Continue...

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