After a marathon bargaining session that stretched into the pre-dawn hours of November 26, 2015 the Nipissing University Faculty Association (NUFA) reached a tentative deal with its employer that ended a twenty-five-day strike, the first ever for faculty at this small, northern Ontario University. The issue that galvanized the approximately 170 tenure-stream faculty members to […]
Academic Matters is now entering its 11th year of publication and has changed significantly over this period. The views of our readers are important in guiding the future development of the magazine and website. With that in mind, we created a survey to get a better idea of how our readers feel about the editorial […]
Getting the right skills for the job market is a hot topic these days. What skills are employers looking for? Are students prepared for the workforce? These questions are being discussed on university campuses, debated in national newspapers, and considered by policy-makers across jurisdictions. In a challenging labour market, it’s really no surprise that this […]
You’ve likely heard or seen a story somewhere in the media that employers face a skills shortage, or “skills gap”. The message coming from employers is that workers or education system—or both!—just don’t cut it. Unfortunately, the story that there are too few qualified workers for the jobs available is largely a myth. Nobel Prize-winning […]
The Ontario government has unveiled a new action plan to stop sexual violence and harassment.
The involvement of community-based organizations such as METRAC was key to the creation of Ontario’s new action plan on sexual violence.
What role can faculty play in addressing sexual violence on their campuses?
A student activist shares her story of working to end sexual violence on campus.
How is Ontario’s new action plan on sexual violence playing out on
The case of the Toronto School of Theology raises serious questions about the misuse of quality assurance processes in the province.