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Not male or female? Now you can say so on your university applications  Thumbnail Image
Not male or female? Now you can say so on your university applications
May 25, 2016
Ontario university applicants will be able to check “another gender identity” on common application forms beginning in the fall of 2017. Led by the University of Waterloo, this change comes after a transgender student raised concerns about the limiting binary options on current application forms.
“Give while you live,” says million-dollar donor and professor emeritus  Thumbnail Image
“Give while you live,” says million-dollar donor and professor emeritus
May 25, 2016
A professor emeritus and Faculty of Business alumnus from the University of Windsor has donated $1 M to support a new “crossroads and gathering place” on the university’s main campus. The donation was announced at a groundbreaking event for the new space, which uWindsor President Alan Wildeman said will be officially named the David A Wilson Campus Commons in honour of the donor.
U of W may join manufacturing consortium  Thumbnail Image
U of W may join manufacturing consortium
May 11, 2016
The University of Windsor may be included in the new, $50-million Advanced Manufacturing Consortium first announced by the Ontario government in its budget in February.
Leadership in turbulent times  Thumbnail Image
Leadership in turbulent times
May 10, 2016
Unprecedented levels of scrutiny toward universities' leadership has led many to emphasize the importance of having a “good fit” between a president and institution, writes Julie Cafley, Vice-President of the Ottawa-based Public Policy Forum.
Canadian universities fail to meet diversity hiring targets  Thumbnail Image
Canadian universities fail to meet diversity hiring targets
May 10, 2016
The Canada Research Chairs program has failed to meet its internal requirements for the hiring of women, visible minorities, people with disabilities, and Indigenous Canadians, reports Chris Hannay of the Globe and Mail.
Layoffs planned. Tuition rising at Algoma  Thumbnail Image
Layoffs planned. Tuition rising at Algoma
May 03, 2016
The balanced budget approved by the Algoma University Board of Governors will result in increased funding for areas such as scholarships and student medical and counseling services, but will also result in “a decrease in the size of the employee base at the University” and a 3% tuition increase for both domestic and international students.
The (Lasting?) Value of Libraries  Thumbnail Image
The (Lasting?) Value of Libraries
May 02, 2016
A new US-based study offers a “treasure trove” of ideas for assessing the impact of libraries, writes Barbara Fister for Inside Higher Ed. Titled Assessment in Action, the project involved over 200 institutions to see how libraries contribute to student learning and how that contribution can be measured.
UPEI Faculty Association files labour complaint against Board of Governors  Thumbnail Image
UPEI Faculty Association files labour complaint against Board of Governors
May 02, 2016
The Faculty Association at the University of Prince Edward Island has filed an unfair labour practice complaint, alleging that the university has undertaken collective bargaining in bad faith.
More female leaders needed at Canadian universities, presidents say  Thumbnail Image
More female leaders needed at Canadian universities, presidents say
May 02, 2016
Less than a fifth of Canadian university presidents are women, writes Simona Chiose of the Globe and Mail, which “is an urgent problem that needs to be addressed by every institution.” “We still have universities in Canada that have never had a woman president,” says University of Regina President Vianne Timmons, who is one of the university presidents spearheading an initiative to challenge the way administrators and boards recruit and promote women.
Tuition Fees Increase UofWindsor and UofGuelph  Thumbnail Image
Tuition Fees Increase UofWindsor and UofGuelph
April 28, 2016
description: The University of Guelph and University of Windsor have announced that they will increase tuition fees for the 2016-17 academic year. UoGuelph says that most of its increases will be around 3%, while uWindsor is reportedly set to increase most tuition fees by 5%, in addition to increases made to meal plan and residence fees.
UBC faculty open to discussing ban on student-teacher relationships  Thumbnail Image
UBC faculty open to discussing ban on student-teacher relationships
April 28, 2016
Faculty at UBC have said they are “absolutely” willing to discuss a ban on student-teacher relationships at the school, yet the Canadian Association of University Teachers has stated that such a policy “goes too far.” UBC Faculty Association President Mark Mac Lean told the Globe and Mail this week that he would be willing to canvas his faculty membership if UBC were to present a proposal for such a ban.
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