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Stirling, Ashley; Kerr, Gretchen; MacPherson, Ellen; Banwell, Jenessa; Bandealy, Ahad; Battaglia, Anthony – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2017
The educational benefits of embedding hands-on experience in higher education curriculum are widely recognized (Beard & Wilson, 2013). However, to optimize the learning from these opportunities, they need to be grounded in empirical learning theory. The purpose of this study was to examine the characteristics of internships in Ontario colleges…
Descriptors: Internship Programs, Postsecondary Education, Experiential Learning, Learning Theories
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Parent, Amy – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2017
This article focuses on high school to university transitions for Indigenous youth at universities in British Columbia, Canada. The study is premised on an Indigenous research design, which utilizes the concept of visioning and a storywork methodology (Archibald, 2008). The results challenge existing institutional and psychological approaches to…
Descriptors: Canada Natives, Student Adjustment, College Students, High Schools
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James-MacEachern, Melissa – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2017
This study examines the George Coles bursary program--a financial aid plan designed to "keep residents at home" so they can attend university, by providing a bursary in their first year of university following high school graduation. The study offers insight into higher education students' financial circumstances, thereby suggesting…
Descriptors: Financial Support, Financial Policy, Student Financial Aid, Incentive Grants
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Henderson, Joseph; Bieler, Andrew; McKenzie, Marcia – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2017
Climate change is a pressing concern. Higher education can address the challenge, but systematic analyses of climate change in education policy are sparse. This paper addresses this gap in the literature by reporting on how Canadian postsecondary educational institutions have engaged with climate change through policy actions. We used descriptive…
Descriptors: Climate, Change, Higher Education, Educational Policy
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Jackson, Brian – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2017
The ways in which university quality assessments are developed reveal a great deal about value constructs surrounding higher education. Measures developed and consumed by external stakeholders, in particular, indicate which elements of academia are broadly perceived to be most reflective of quality. This paper examines the historical context of…
Descriptors: Library Role, Institutional Evaluation, Educational Quality, Quality Assurance
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Armstrong, Denise E.; Woloshyn, Vera E. – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2017
The department chair is a complex middle-management position located at the organizational fulcrum between faculty and senior administration. This qualitative study sought to develop a deeper understanding of chairs' experiences when enacting their dual roles as managers and scholars. Using a basic interpretative study design, we interviewed 10…
Descriptors: Department Heads, Ambiguity (Context), Conflict, Barriers
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Villatte, Aude; Marcotte, Diane; Potvin, Alexandra – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2017
This study aimed to identify and rank the personal, family-related, social, and academic correlates of depressive symptoms in first-year college students. A questionnaire that included the Beck Depression Inventory-II (BDI-II) was administered to 389 first-year college students (mean age = 18.9; SD = 3.38; 59.4% female). Eight variables…
Descriptors: Correlation, Depression (Psychology), College Freshmen, Measures (Individuals)
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Taylor, Alison; Kahlke, Renate – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2017
This paper explores how community service-learning (CSL) participants negotiate competing institutional logics in Canadian higher education. Drawing theoretically from new institutionalism and work on institutional logics, we consider how CSL has developed in Canadian universities and how participants discuss CSL in relation to other dominant…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Administrator Attitudes
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Cui, Dan; Arthur, Nancy; Domene, José F. – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2017
This paper reviews and critiques the existing literature on accompanying partners of international students (APIS), who are often an ignored population in programs and services for the internationalization of Canadian higher education. Particularly, we identify three issues. First, we argue that current research on this group overwhelmingly…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, College Students, Spouses
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Kanuka, Heather; Cowley, Summer – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2017
The purpose of this qualitative case study was to gain insights into how academics understand undergraduate graduand attributes. The findings reveal some alignment in views about student attributes, including that they are engaged citizens, are self-directed, have imagination, are questioning, are flexible, display leadership, are problem solvers,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research, Case Studies, Undergraduate Students
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Ragoonaden, Karen; Mueller, Lyle – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2017
This article examines the impact of culturally responsive pedagogy in an introduction to university course developed in collaboration with local and place-based First Nations communities, Aboriginal Access Studies and the Faculty of Education of the University of British Columbia's Okanagan Campus. In keeping with requests that Indigenous…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Canada Natives, Introductory Courses, Foreign Countries
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di Pierdomenico, Emily-Ann; Kadziolka, Marta; Miller, Carlin J. – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2017
Mindfulness has received significant attention in the empirical literature during the past decade, but few studies have focused on mindfulness in university students and how it may influence problematic behaviours. This study examined the relationships among mindfulness, coping, and physiological reactivity in a sample of university students.…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Coping, Intervention, Physiology
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Landeen, Janet; Matthew-Maich, Nancy; Marshall, Leslie; Hagerman, Lisa-Anne; Bolan, Lindsay; Parzen, Maurine; Pavkovic, Maria; Riehl, Christine; Carvalho, Joshua; Bilau, Natasha; Zhang, Zetian; Oliver, Sheri; Cottreau, Jacob; Shukla, Bhavin – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2017
Little is known about the student experience in collaborative college/university programs, where students are enrolled in two institutions simultaneously in integrated curriculum designs. This interpretive, descriptive, qualitative study explored these students' perspectives. Sixty-eight participants enrolled in one of four collaborative programs…
Descriptors: Student Experience, College Students, Integrated Curriculum, Student Attitudes
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McCallum, Jenn; Elliott, Paul; McIntosh, Terese – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2017
This study investigates the degree to which biodiversity concepts are included within university curricula in Ontario and provides a baseline for tracking this. A keyword search of undergraduate and graduate academic calendars from six Ontario universities was conducted. A list of 28 relevant keywords was developed, and university program…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Biodiversity, Educational Innovation
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Waite, Sean – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2017
Since the 1990s, enrolment in postgraduate programs has increased significantly in Canada. In more recent years, this has led to concerns regarding overproduction and the labour market outcomes of those with postgraduate education. Women have played an important role in this growth, but questions remain as to whether women's progress into the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Salary Wage Differentials, Gender Differences
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