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Momani, Bessma; Dreher, Emma; Williams, Kira – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2019
This article measures gender pay gaps in Ontario's public post-secondary education sector from 1996 to 2016 using the Public Sector Salary Disclosure Data. We find gaps widening among all faculty ranks. Men were paid on average 2.06%, 2.14%, and 5.26% more than their women colleagues for all employees, university teaching staff, and deans,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, College Faculty, Gender Differences
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Bourke, Alan; Vanderveken, James; Ecker, Emily; Shearer, Natalie; Atkinson, Jeremy – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2019
In this paper we utilize interview data to explore the workings of a college-community partnership program that delivers tuition-free, for-credit courses to low-income adult students in neighbourhood-based settings. Addressing the interplay of individual and structural barriers on the educational readiness of students, our findings explore how the…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Postsecondary Education, Low Income Groups, School Community Programs
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Sullivan, Philip; Blacker, Mishka; Murphy, Jessica – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2019
The mental health of Canadian university students is fairly well researched, but there is relatively little evidence concerning the mental health of Canadian university student-athletes. Recent research in the United States and Canada has suggested that mental health (e.g., anxiety and depression) differs between student-athletes and student…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Psychological Patterns, Mental Health
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Stein, Sharon; de Oliveira Andreotti, Vanessa; Suša, Rene – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2019
Internationalization continues to be a priority within many Canadian universities. While it is imperative to attend to the ethical dilemmas that accompany the intensification of internationalization, different ethical frameworks operate according to different orientating assumptions. In this paper, we seek to pluralize and deepen conversations…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Ethics, Higher Education
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Vargas-Madriz, Luis Francisco; Nocente, Norma; Best-Bertwistle, Rebecca; Forgie, Sarah – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2019
Student Evaluations of Teaching (SET) have been the most consistently administered tool, and they are still extensively used in higher education institutions to assess teaching effectiveness. The purpose of this study was to explore how SET are used by administrators in the teaching evaluation process at a large, research-intensive Canadian…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Teacher Effectiveness, Administrator Attitudes
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Revitt, Eva; Luyk, Sean – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2019
Scholarship exploring the makeup, function, and efficacy of collegial governance structures within the context of Canadian higher education is limited and primarily focused on the board or the senate. This paper expands that scholarship by focusing on the governance structures of the university library. The objective of this study was to determine…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Libraries, Library Administration, Governance
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Wilcox, Gabrielle; Nordstokke, David – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2019
Understanding personal factors that contribute to university student satisfaction with life is important in order to determine how we can better prepare students for the transition to post-secondary education and support them during this transition. This study examined predictors of university student satisfaction with life, academic…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Student Satisfaction, Self Efficacy, Life Satisfaction
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Wilson, Claire A.; Babcock, Sarah E.; Saklofske, Donald H. – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2019
The transition from high school to post-secondary education presents challenges for students. Many variables have been identified as significant predictors of student achievement. Resiliency, defined as the ability to overcome challenges and adversity, may be particularly relevant during the adjustment to post-secondary education. This study…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Resilience (Psychology), Academic Achievement, Student Adjustment
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Attas, Robin – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2019
Canadian institutions of higher education are grappling with decolonization, particularly with how to move beyond decolonial and settler colonial theory and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada's Calls to Action to practical and specific strategies for meaningful change in the classroom. To that end, this paper offers a case study of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Music Education, Music, Postcolonialism
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Poole, Heather; Khan, Ayesha; Agnew, Michael – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2018
Universities across Canada are responding to increasing levels of student stress and mental illness by introducing a fall break. However, scant research has investigated the effectiveness of this intervention. Our team assessed perceived stress and the number of stressors experienced by students at McMaster University using established self-report…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Anxiety, Vacations, Stress Variables
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Eastman, Julia; Jones, Glen A.; Bégin-Caouette, Olivier; Li, Sharon X.; Noumi, Christian; Trottier, Claude – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2018
In order to fulfill their missions, research universities must maintain conditions and capacity for knowledge production and dissemination, while responding to the expectations of governments, other stakeholders, and/or markets. That universities succeed in this quest is vital, not only for their own future as organizations but also for the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Institutional Autonomy, Universities, State Government
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Ross, Timothy; Mah, Julie; Biggar, Jeff; Zwick, Austin; Modlinska, Ewa – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2018
PhD graduates in Canada routinely find themselves considering employment outside academia. This paper explores PhD program design in relation to PhD students' employment realities through a case study of Canadian planning PhD programs. Two questions guided the study: (1) How could planning PhD programs be redesigned to prepare students for a wider…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Doctoral Programs, Program Design, Student Needs
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Worthington, Paisley; Reniers, Jennifer; Lackeyram, Dale; Dawson, John – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2018
Research on the use of blogs in higher education suggests that students who blog as part of a course requirement demonstrate increased reflection, heightened feelings of connection, and increased course-related knowledge. Blogging provides a promising medium for students to engage in reflection on their participation in a cooperative education…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Diaries, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Tiessen, Rebecca; Grantham, Kate; Cameron, John – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2018
In this paper, we explore the relationship between experiential learning and career outcomes for international development studies (IDS) graduates from the perspective of program alumni, by presenting the results of a national survey completed by 1,901 IDS alumni across Canada. Employing study data, we answer the following research questions: (1)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Experiential Learning, Employment Patterns, Alumni
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Webber, Michelle; Butovsky, Jonah – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2018
Much literature focusing on the academy is concerned with the spread of neo-liberalism into the university sector. We argue that universities in Canada are operating in an era of "accountability governance," with ideologies, discourses, and practices centred on quality, accountability, and efficiency. We explore the interplay between…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Teacher Associations, Accountability
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