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ElAtia, Samira; Carey, Jason P.; Jamieson, Marnie; AliBrahim, Bashair; Ivey, Marcus – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2021
Can we map university-wide graduate attributes to specific program requirements? Can we develop and manage an integrated assessment process? In this article, we present a seven-month long project where we attempted to map generic university graduate attributes (UGAs) to required engineering program graduate attributes in a large Canadian research…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Engineering Education, Program Content, Foreign Countries
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Ives, Cindy; Walsh, Pamela – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2021
Our qualitative study explored transition in seven Canadian universities--early providers of distance education that transitioned to online learning between 2002 and 2017. We interviewed 16 individuals who were involved in the design, planning, or implementation of online learning. Participants reported their universities experienced significant…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Distance Education, Web Based Instruction
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Ross, Stephanie; Savage, Larry; Watson, James – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2021
This article explores the relationship between unionization and academic freedom protections for sessional faculty in Ontario universities. Specifically, we compare university policies and contract provisions with a view to determining whether unionized sessionals hired on a per-course basis have stronger academic freedom protections than their…
Descriptors: Nontenured Faculty, Adjunct Faculty, Part Time Faculty, Unions
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Parsons, Jeanette; McColl, Mary Ann; Martin, Andrea; Rynard, David – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2021
Despite growing enrollment of university students with disabilities, they have not achieved academic parity with their non-disabled peers. This study matched 71 first-year university students with disabilities and students without disabilities on three variables: high school average when admitted to university, gender, and program of study. Both…
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Students with Disabilities, College Freshmen, Grade Point Average
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Ford, Victoria; Wooster, Alyssa; Bartram, Mary – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2021
In the context of the increasing focus on harms, psychological safety, and mental health in post-secondary settings, this qualitative study explores the challenges and opportunities for harm reduction through focus groups with student leaders, service providers, and administrators in one large Canadian university. Key themes explored by…
Descriptors: College Students, Social Behavior, Mental Health, Foreign Countries
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Zhang, You; O'Shea, Michael; Mou, Leping – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2021
The study aims to explore which factors influence international students' decision to pursue doctoral studies in Canada. Drawing on the push-pull model and the mechanism of educational decision making, this study uses semi-structured interviews to gather data and explores themes such as political and economic forces, institutional factors, social…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Doctoral Students, Student Motivation, Student Characteristics
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Smith-Carrier, Tracy; Penner, Marcie; Cecala, Aaron L.; Agócs, Carol – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2021
What is the impact of the gender pay gap in academia over the course of a career and retirement? To quantify this impact, we used a Canadian post-secondary institution as a case study and simulated the effects of the reported difference in salary across multiple academic career trajectories. A starting wage gap of less than $9,000 resulted in a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gender Bias, College Faculty, Teacher Salaries
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Hanbazaza, Mahitab; Kebbe, Maryam; Perez, Arnaldo; Ball, Geoff D. C.; Farmer, Anna P.; Maximova, Katerina; Willows, Noreen D. – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2021
Enrollment of international post-secondary students is increasing across Canadian campuses. International post-secondary students may experience challenges in accessing nutritious foods that meet their dietary needs and food preferences. These challenges can pose negative impacts on their health, well-being, and academic achievement. Our aim was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Foreign Students, Hunger
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Dengate, Jennifer; Hoffart, Renée; Peter, Tracey; Farenhorst, Annemieke; Franz-Odendaal, Tamara – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2021
Using a sample of women natural sciences and engineering (NSE) faculty members from 13 Canadian universities, we investigated the impact of women academic leaders on women professors' perceptions of gender bias. Logistic regression analyses indicated that professors who perceived more workplace gender bias were more likely to feel that they needed…
Descriptors: Women Faculty, Women Administrators, College Faculty, Gender Bias
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Kristoff, Tania; Cottrell, Michael – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2021
Post-secondary institutions have a critical role to play in addressing the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Calls to Action through indigenization strategies (TRC, 2015) but, to date, it has proven challenging. In this study, the research lens was expanded to focus on First Nations-affiliated post-secondary institutions, since these come…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Canada Natives, Indigenous Populations, Postsecondary Education
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Robson, Karen; Pullman, Ashley; Maier, Reana; Anisef, Paul; Brown, Robert S. – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2021
Using data from two Toronto student cohorts that entered high school five years apart, this study uses descriptive and multivariate techniques to examine short-term change in the predictors of four possible pathways after high school: confirming a place in university, confirming a place in college, applying but no admittance, or not applying at…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Graduates, Postsecondary Education, Predictor Variables
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Tamtik, Merli – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2020
While Indigenous entrepreneurship is associated with significant economic promise, Indigenous innovation continues to be invisible in Canadian policy contexts. This article examines how Indigenous entrepreneurial activities are framed in government policy, potentially leading to another wave of active exploitation of Indigenous lands, peoples, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Indigenous Knowledge, Innovation
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Trilokekar, Roopa Desai; El Masr, Amira; El Masry, Hani – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2020
This paper focuses on the recent political spars between Canada and Saudi Arabia as well as China and their impact on Canadian universities. It asks three questions: (1) What key issues did Canada's political strains with Saudi Arabia and China raise for Canadian universities' international education (IE) initiatives and what issues were absent?…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Power Structure, Politics of Education, Universities
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Deckha, Nitin – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2020
In the late 1990s and early 2000s, the Toronto Police Service was exploring how to increase access to higher education to its officers. The service saw higher education as salient to its organizational imperatives of professionalization, increased public legitimacy and credibility, and enhanced academic recognition of police professional learning.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Program Development, Undergraduate Students, Police Education
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Milian, Roger Pizarro; Munro, Yvette – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2020
Some analysts foresee that the rise of automation--triggered by advances in artificial intelligence, robotics, and other novel technologies--will soon unsettle sizable sections of our labour market, prompting the need for mass upskilling and re-skilling. Continuous learning is perceived as the new norm within the future of work. Many believe that…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, College Credits, Transfer Policy, Articulation (Education)
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