Category: Welcome


Fair Employment Week is an annual national campaign to raise awareness about precarious employment at post-secondary institutions and support local organizing to improve the working conditions of contract academic staff (see the Canadian Association of University Teachers website.) Believe a university has a mission for… Continue Reading “FAIR EMPLOYMENT WEEK 2021”

Shared responsibilities in our return to campus

By Holly Crowe (2021-09-29) When I happily took up the task of finding a nursing faculty member to assist in writing an article about their thoughts on returning to campus, for this month’s Faculty Forum, I didn’t think twice.  I thought this would be… Continue Reading “Shared responsibilities in our return to campus”

Alberta 2030: A Yoke for the University

Marc Schroeder (2021-09-26) An earlier version of this opinion piece appeared on May 28, 2021 as an invited contribution to Arts Squared, “A Virtual Square for the Faculty of Arts at the University of Alberta”. What do you believe a public university should be… Continue Reading “Alberta 2030: A Yoke for the University”


By Shelley Rathie (2021-09-29) Dani Dapula, is an HR Major in the BBA program who will graduate this December.  She has attended classes both in-person and through remote delivery and I reached out to her to get a sense of what she, and vicariously… Continue Reading “RETURNING TO CAMPUS: A STUDENT’S PERSPECTIVE”

How our not-so-glorious return to campus is changing the way we communicate. Again.

By Archie McLean (2021-09-29) This isn’t how I imagined the start of term. In my optimistic moments — as the third wave waned and vaccines went into arms — I had pictured happy, healthy faculty, students and staff returning to campus and resuming normal… Continue Reading “How our not-so-glorious return to campus is changing the way we communicate. Again.”