Focusing on effective management

In this month’s University Affairs column, Creso argues that we need to go beyond the tired old rhetoric of both critics of university conservatism and opponents to administrative rationalization to focus on effective management. Read the full text.

New Research: Gender Gaps Among Elite Scientists

New research by our team just published in PLOS One investigates gender gaps in scientific productivity and recognition among elite scientists in Canada, the US, and South Africa. Based on the analysis of a unique, hand-curated dataset including 943 researchers holding prestigious research chairs, our results show that even among elite scientists a pattern of stratified productivity and recognition by gender remains, with more prominent gaps in recognition. Check full article.

Congrats to Dr. Sabzalieva!

On Sept 1, Emma Sabzalieva successfully defended her PhD thesis “Responding to Major Institutional Change: The Fall of the Soviet Union and Higher Education in Central Asia.” Her thesis examines how the higher education systems of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan coped with a momentous disruption – the collapse of the Soviet Union. Combining in-depth accounts from faculty members who experience the transition with national statistical and policy records, the thesis identifies patterns of adaptation, continuity, and transformation.

Dr. Sabzalieva is a research associate at York University’s Faculty of Education.