universities

Students critically need thinking skills

The proposed policy that would require Ontario universities to become more specialized is well-intentioned, but fails to address a more fundamental problem: that many of the programs they offer aren’t well-suited to prepare students for the job market.Continue...

Athletics departments need to be wary of keeping things behind closed doors

Cultures of silence don’t end well.Continue...

Student journalists are journalists. They should be recognized as such.

Despite the important news coverage provided by student-operated publications, student reporters often face hurdles in being recognized as legitimate journalists.Continue...

Universities should acknowledge unique experiences of separate minorities, not lump them in together

A story originally titled “Too Asian?” appeared in Maclean ’s in 2010, suggesting that Asian students were not only a threat to the admissions process but that if other minorities only worked hard enough, they could be as represented in university populations too. This logic is a racist fallacy universities need to correct by acknowledging the unique experiences of separate minority groups.Continue...

Satisfaction survey needs the complexity of student perspectives

Queen’s spirit can be distilled: tricolour face paint, the Oil Thigh, purple engineers, red Queen’s Bands kilts, or the silhouette of Grant Hall. But for senior students looking back on their years at the University, Queen’s is more complicated than that.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...

UOttawa protects campus through student government scrap

When a student government breaches trust, it’s up to the university to protect its students.Continue...

LGBTQ+ students facing debt deserve university support

As LGBTQ+ students face disproportionate student debt in Canada, it’s up to universities to support them in their struggles. Forum Research has conducted the first Canadian survey on student debt...Continue...

Liberal arts programs need to be protected at universities

It shouldn’t take students launching a protest for universities to recognize there’s more value in studying liberal arts than pennies and dimes.Continue...

Conservative professors aren’t held back at universities

Conservative leaning professors may be a minority on university campuses, but they don’t face real discrimination in their workplace.Continue...

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