Judy Haiven on the misogynist culture most recently exposed at Western University but found in Canadian universities anywhere. Here she looks at the culture in the context of Saint Mary’s University where she taught for 17 years.
Wayne Desmond reflects on harsh and expensive lockdown rules for foreign students entering Nova Scotia. “It becomes apparent that universities have a lot more work to do engaging with their international students and understanding their needs, vulnerabilities and desire to be treated with the same consideration, respect and dignity as Canadian students,” he writes.
Wayne Desmond: “The idea of Black spaces and the need for inclusive education have always been important to me. Why is it that it wasn’t until I went to university that I began to feel fully validated as a Black learner?”
APTN reports, in a story by Angel Moore, how a Halifax university professor wrote an article in which he rages against support in place for Mi’kmaw students at his university. In the article the professor clearly crosses an ethical boundary by writing about one such student in an identifiable way.
“Personally, I am sick of the platitudes such as “we hear you” when the bureaucracy of executives clearly do not.” SMU student Jeremy Hebb argues that when COVID-19 arrived the university abandoned its students.
Some lucky people get to work from home while low paid workers are expected to risk their and everybody’s health, until they’re laid off and face hunger and homelessness. Judy Haiven has some suggestions on what to do about it.
It’s not just the hastily cancelled entirely white panel on diversity, Saint Mary’s University has a long history of not taking a meaningful stand on diversity and human rights, former SMU professor Judy Haiven writes.