University of Waterloo must resolve the root causes of the pay gap between male and female faculty members: Editorial
August 09, 2016
A University of Waterloo study has found there is a wage gap between male and female faculty members. It’s done the right thing by giving female professors a raise, but the wrong thing in not making it retroactive and not researching the root causes of the gap.
University of Waterloo boosts female faculty pay after wage gap uncovered
August 05, 2016
The University of Waterloo has announced that it is increasing the salaries of female faculty after an internal review uncovered a “systematic gender anomaly” that was “consistent across the university.” At the start of September, an adjustment of nearly $3K will be made to the salaries of all female faculty members who were part of the union’s bargaining unit as of April 30th last year.
U of Winnipeg professors vote for 4 1/2-year deal
August 04, 2016
Professors at the University of Winnipeg have voted 91 per cent in favour of a new contract retroactive to this past March that will cover them beyond the next provincial election.
Invent something at a university? The size of any future fortune will depend on which one
August 03, 2016
Each of Canada’s 98 universities has its own set of policies that determine what happens when staff and students create intellectual property with commercial potential in the course of their work or education.
Hijacked by an External Funding Mentality
August 02, 2016
The increasingly intense pressure on faculty members to get federal grants has produced many undesirable consequences in higher education, argue Gordon G. Gallup Jr. and Bruce B. Svare.
How academic research is subject to racism, sexism
July 28, 2016
The study, published in the Journal of Applied Psychology, focuses on the world of academia and, specifically, how the race and gender of scientists affect our perception of the credibility of their work.
University of Windsor engineering students build bridges to the future
July 27, 2016
Prof. Amr El Ragaby organized a competition between third-year civil and environmental engineering students to design and build models for the Gordie Howe International Bridge and present them to judges from the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority.
University of Windsor to start bike-sharing program; city could be next
July 26, 2016
University of Windsor students will share more than classes this fall, they’ll also share bikes.
Higher education does lead to higher incomes: University of Ottawa study
July 26, 2016
New research shows Canada’s post-secondary grads really do land jobs with healthy salaries, suggesting the Ivory Tower isn’t a waste of time after all. Those with the biggest paycheques, engineers, nurses and computer whizzes, start at $50,000 to $60,000 a year straight out of university, and engineers can hit $99,000 within eight years.
'Reboot camp' offers struggling college students a second chance
July 20, 2016
Yukon College is enhancing its efforts around student retention with the introduction of a new support framework for students who are on academic probation or facing academic dismissal. Drawing on successful university programs in British Columbia and Alberta, the REBOOT program will pair students with Yukon’s Learning Assistance Centre to develop a personalized plan that fits the students’ schedules and addresses the specific challenges they are facing.
Nigeria to Windsor to northern Ontario; teacher to work with First Nations students
July 20, 2016
Teaching in a remote place won’t be new for former University of Windsor student Akin Fadare. He taught in out-of-the-way spots in Nigeria and Ghana before coming to Windsor to earn his bachelor of education and is now looking forward to his first full-time teaching gig at Sandy Lake First Nation, a fly-in community in northern Ontario that is 600 kilometres northwest of Thunder Bay.
CUPE Local 926 approves tentative agreement for striking Wilfrid Laurier University workers
July 19, 2016
Wilfrid Laurier University has reached an agreement with the union representing 110 striking custodial staff, groundskeepers, and tradespeople.