Women's Education Des Femmes, Fall, Vol. 11, No. 4
Authors: Shahrzad Mojab
This paper was presented at the Canadian Studies Conference on "The Canadian University in the Twenty-first Century” in 1994. The author discusses diversification among faculty, staff and student populations in universities in Canada and in other Western industrial states, as well as academic freedom, as it relates to rights of students, faculty and staff to challenge existing power relations.
The paper is presented in English, with a summary provided in French.
Women's Education Des Femmes, Spring, Vol. 11, No. 3
Authors: Pamela J. Milne
This is an article about the University of Windsor's employment equity positive action plan and a perceived lack of public recognition concerning its success.
The article is presented in English and includes a summary written in French.
Women's Education des femmes, Winter 1992-93, Vol. 10, No. 1
Authors: Margot Lacroix
The topic of this article is violence against women on university campuses, as well as the value of the Concordia Women's Centre to women on the Concordia University campus.
Authors: Louise Brazeau-Ward
This document, written in clear language, offers a starting point for those who want to learn more about dyslexia. The author has included information on the causes and characteristics of dyslexia and describes the dyslexic way of learning.
The author outlines the kinds of accommodations that may be needed in course requirements and testing. The document also includes a sample request for accommodation and a form to be attached to the student’s work.
Series: Composite Learning Index
Authors: Canadian Council on Learning (CCL)
According to Statistics Canada, the proportion of working-age Canadians with a university education increased steadily between 1993 and 2009. In 1993, 18 per cent of Canadians aged 25 to 64 had received a university certificate, diploma, bachelor’s degree or graduate degree; by 2009, that proportion had jumped to 28 per cent.
The authors of this document point out that during the same time period, university attainment rates for women rose more than the rate for men. In 1993, only 16 per cent of women in Canada had completed a university education, compared with 20 per cent of men. By 2009, Canadian women had passed men in this regard, with 29 per cent having attained some form of university education, compared to 27 per cent of men.
According to a 2008 study by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Canada placed second on an international list of countries comparing overall post-secondary attainment.
The authors note that research clearly shows the social and economic benefits of higher educational attainment for individual Canadians, the communities they live in, and the country as a whole.
Women's Education des femmes, Sept. 1989 - Vol. 7, No. 3
Authors: Cynthia Creelman Hill
The introduction of the Federal Contractors Program in 1986 was to be a means of bringing equity to women working or wishing to work as faculty and staff in a number of Canadian universities and colleges. In this article, the author discusses this program and suggests changes that could make the program more effective.
Authors: Dianne Conrad
Open and distance educational institutions share a commitment to principles of access and flexibility which, in turn, reflect a set of foundational beliefs that shape learning activity. Housed within this broad mandate is an explicit recognition of the presence and value of mature learners’ prior learning. This document describes and situates prior learning assessment and recognition (PLAR) as a knowledge-building process within an online post-secondary learning culture. In doing so, it briefly reviews the history and context of PLAR; discusses the pedagogy of portfolio construction; outlines PLAR’s operational functionality; and considers the potential of the e-portfolio as a learning tool. Athabasca University’s use of PLAR in an open and distance university setting serves as context.
Women's Education des femmes, June 1990 - Vol. 8, No. 1
Authors: Mala Naraine
Studies show that although women enter undergraduate level programs in about the same proportions as men, they are still under-represented at the M.A. and Ph.D. levels. In gaining access to higher education women usually encounter obstacles resulting from a lack of financial resources, inadequate child care, the need to arrange special transportation (especially for those with physical disabilities), inflexible course scheduling, and outdated cultural mores which do not acknowledge women's right to have both a career and a family life.
In this article, the author discusses a study she carried out to examine some of the barriers which women may or may not have encountered and to explore the significant factors that deter women from pursuing graduate work.
Authors: Cathy Wright
This document shares with the reader the history of a unique New Brunswick multisectoral partnership, its accomplishments, challenges and learnings.
Policylink is a network of federal and provincial government departments, voluntary sectors, business groups, and academia. It grew out of community concerns that there were few opportunities for government and the voluntary sector to work together, particularly in the policy process.
Women's Education des femmes, Spring 1999 - Vol. 13, No. 1
Authors: Beth Westfall
In this article, the author discusses her views on Canadian universities as “man-centred…, a breeding ground not of humanism, but of masculine privilege.” Also discussed are women's studies and rural outreach programs.