Social determinism starts at school

A still from the documentary film ‘Like a Wolf’ about a young kid from an unprivileged background trying to make it in higher education. Comme un Loup Felix Schoeller, Centre de Recherches Interdisciplinaires (CRI) and John Mason, University of Southern Denmark A...

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Worth reading: Tried and true manuals for success

Recommended books offer a path to success for everyone, writes Michael Armstrong. Shutterstock Michael J. Armstrong, Brock University Editor’s note: The Conversation Canada asked our academic authors to share some recommended reading. In this instalment, Michael...

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Made by humans: A recipe for innovation

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau participates in an armchair discussion highlighting the federal budget’s investments in Canadian innovation at the University of Ottawa in March 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang Angele Beausoleil, University of Toronto Innovation...

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Student evaluations and hazards in the classroom

  So how will the students rate their professor when the class is over? U.S. Department of Education/Flickr, CC BY Raffi Duymedjian, Grenoble École de Management (GEM) and Isabelle Né, Grenoble École de Management (GEM) In many European universities and...

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Why international students need to make Aussie friends

Catherine Gomes, RMIT University A recent report on the satisfaction levels of international students in Australia, the United States and Britain has found that a student’s social life plays a big role in their happiness with their study experience. International...

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Do college presidents still matter?

  Three influential college presidents: Charles Eliot of Harvard (in office 1869-1909), Robert Maynard Hutchins of the University of Chicago (1929-45) and Drew Faust of Harvard (2007-18). AP Photo/Edward Kitch/Charles Krupa Richard Freeland, Northeastern...

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