On June 30, 2016, the Governor General of Canada, David Johnston , appointed 113 deserving Canadians to the Order of Canada , one of the country’s highest civilian honours. Many on this list of appointees are Ontario university professors, speaking to the immense social, scientific, political, and economic contributions made by our province’s scholars every day. Eighteen professors from Ontario universities were appointed to the […]

Despite the claims of some observers, Ontario’s professors are teaching as many students as they did a decade ago, and face mounting workload pressure. Claims that faculty members are teaching less – made by a small collection of policy merchants — are based more on anecdote than observation. More to the point, they are misdirected. The […]

A recent Statistics Canada report reveals a worrying decline in the number of tenured and tenure-track faculty members at Canada’s universities. According to the study: “The overall proportion of tenured or tenure-track positions for doctorate holders working full-time in Canadian universities decreased by 10 percentage points between 1981 and 2007, decreasing from 79.8% in the 1980/1981 academic year to […]