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Allen, Derek – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2016
In June 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada held that Aboriginal title should be granted to the Tsilhqo'tin Nation over a portion of its traditional territory in British Columbia.1 This was the first time that a Canadian court had granted Aboriginal title to a specific land area. The court noted that Aboriginal title is collective title held for…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Sustainable Development, Indigenous Populations, Canada Natives
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Robbins, Wendy J. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2012
Women are "starkly underrepresented" as researchers worldwide ("The World's Women 2010," 68). In Canada, for example, men hold over three-quarters of full professorships and top research positions. Dozens of interconnected factors restrain women's research careers. These include "upstream" factors, such as gender,…
Descriptors: Females, College Faculty, Foreign Countries, Women Faculty
Robbins, Wendy J. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2010
Virginia Woolf wrote that "the history of men's opposition to women's emancipation is more interesting perhaps than the story of that emancipation itself." Analyzing men's resistance remains relevant to understanding gendered hierarchies, including those in academia. Recently, when women academics brought a human rights complaint against…
Descriptors: Women Faculty, Females, Foreign Countries, Disproportionate Representation
Chan, Adrienne S. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2010
This paper presents the narratives of women who work in the university and their experiences of silencing and institutional containment. Through these narratives, I describe the ways in which the narrators deal with being silenced, and their attempts to establish their voice in personal, public and institutional realms. Many of the narratives are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Feminism, Higher Education, Employees
Varpalotai, Aniko – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2010
This paper reviews the status of women in Canadian universities historically and from the perspective of faculty associations, with a focus on a case study of the author's own University and faculty union. Collective bargaining has enabled the formalization of some equity provisions within the collective agreement. A network of status of women…
Descriptors: Women Faculty, Females, Collective Bargaining, Unions
Wall, Thomas – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2010
Melba Vasquez (1992), educator, and ethicist, and the President Elect of the American Psychological Association wrote, "Professionals concerned with the problems of unethical behavior believe that the strongest weapon against professional misconduct may be the education of trainees" (p. 196). It is this statement, my professional…
Descriptors: Psychologists, Foreign Countries, Clinical Psychology, Ethics
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Rohatynskyj, Marta; Davidson, Valerie; Stiver, Warren; Hayward, Maren – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2008
Low rates of women's enrolment in engineering programs has been identified as a global problem within the general concern to enable women to attain parity in education in all areas. A Western women in engineering meta-narrative is identified which contains a complex of obstacles that typify the situation of Western women. The question is asked…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Gender Differences, Equal Education, Gender Bias
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Summerlee, Alastair J. S.; Murray, Jacqueline – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2008
Universities worldwide are facing a number of contradictory and competing pressures that range from under-funding to the very nature of universities and their roles in society. Pressures of the information explosion, the democratization of information through access to the Internet, and the advent of the knowledge-based economies have changed the…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Educational Change, Introductory Courses, Instructional Innovation