New articles from Academic Matters

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There is more to Academic Matters than just the print issue. New articles are being added to the Academic Matters website every week. Here are some recent articles you might find interesting:

What is fair dealing in copyright? Here’s why it matters when moving classes online due to coronavirus
By Samuel E. Trosow, Western University and Lisa Macklem, Western University
“As a new spring semester begins in Canada, all-online teaching continues. In the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, universities and colleges replaced classroom instruction with online teaching. UNESCO estimates that more than 1.5 billion students in 165 countries are affected by a…”

Coronavirus crisis poses risks and opportunities for unions
By Larry Savage, Brock University and Simon Black, Brock University
“The COVID-19 pandemic and its economic fallout pose serious challenges for Canada’s workers. Naomi Klein’s 2007 bestseller, The Shock Doctrine, documented how political and economic elites have exploited crises to advance an agenda of privatization and austerity. In such moments, elites often…”

What is solidarity? During coronavirus and always, it’s more than “we’re all in this together”
By Rubén Gaztambide-Fernández, University of Toronto
“Medical researchers around the world are involved in an unprecedented collaboration to test experimental treatments for COVID-19. When Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the director-general of the World Health Organization, announced the initiative in mid-March, he called it the “solidarity trial.” Across the globe…”

5 ways that colleges and universities are pitching in to deal with the coronavirus pandemic
By Genevieve Shaker, IUPUI and William Plater, IUPUI
“From conducting crucial research regarding the COVID-19 pandemic to transforming student dorms into housing for the sick and quarters for medical personnel, colleges and universities are pitching in to help everyone cope with the new normal. We research how schools contribute to society in…”

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