Creso Sá and Emma Sabzalieva, on University World News, 08 July 2016, Issue No:421.
The world watched with apprehension as the Brexit vote unfolded and, given the increasingly global nature of science and higher education, the British and international academic communities had reason to be particularly interested in the outcome.
In the aftermath of the arguably unexpected ‘Leave’ win, many are scrambling to understand its implications for education and research. What does the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union mean to Canadian universities, and why should they care? Read Full article
The uproar around the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff has pushed to the sidelines three major crises that Brazil faces — and the fact that the country is undermining its ability to deal with them.
To fully recover that ability, the federal government must move science from a low-priority policy file in Brasilia’s realpolitik to the centre of the national development agenda. Full article
Creso Sá and team members presented at the Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education (CSSHE) Conference/Congress 2016 at the University of Calgary, from May 31 to June 1. Presentations included:
Gurrisi, M. The Critical-Democratic University Space: Citizenship and Student Engagement.
Lemay, M. A. (2016). The role of expectations in shaping research policy: A historic case study of Genome Canada.
Sá, C. & Sabzalieva, E. (2016). International student mobility and public policy: lessons for the Canadian provinces.
Sabzalieva, E. (2016). Engaging with tradition? Connecting universities’ founding missions to their current levels of engagement with their local communities: a comparative study of England and Ontario, Canada.
Soliman, H. (2016). The role of health services in dealing with mental health issues in higher education.
See article on entrepreneurship education featuring findings of The Entrepreneurship Movement and the University and discussing recent trends in Ontario.
Ontario postsecondary institutions experience shifting faculty demographics, patterns of academic work, performance expectations, and policy requirements. How have colleges and universities dealt with these changes? What role can the provincial government play to induce positive institutional responses? These questions were debated on Friday April 29 at OISE in the Symposium on the Changing Professoriate in Ontario Colleges and Universities. See full story…