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...

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...

Revitalizing a dated education system

How often do you sit in class and hear something that sparks your curiosity, but you’re afraid to ask about it in fear that your question may be considered off topic or besides the point?Continue...

Fines are fine

Library fines aren’t the most serious financial barrier university students have to face.Continue...

Education not just about efficiency

Directing Ontario universities to specialize could introduce some efficiencies to our post-secondary education system. It could also allow some Ontario schools to push boundaries in their areas of expertise.Continue...