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From the admin chair

BY CYNTHIA WESLEY-ESQUIMAUX | SEP 01 2022

As an academic community, we have a responsibility to teach this country’s history and invite cordial debate on Indigenous realities.

BY MALINDA SMITH | FEB 25 2021

How the pandemic has highlighted the disparities and knowledge gaps in our institutions and society.

BY SHEILA COTE-MEEK | AUG 27 2020

In order to disrupt ongoing gendered discrimination, it is critical that we expose it. This is not always easy.

BY SHEILA COTE-MEEK | MAR 02 2020

It takes effort, but as you learn to become more comfortable having these difficult discussions, you become part of the solution.

BY SHEILA COTE-MEEK | NOV 22 2019

To get to know an institution, you need to understand its people, place and culture.

BY SHEILA COTE-MEEK | SEP 17 2019

Having early discussions about a role change with those close to you is important, so they can grow with your decision.

BY SHEILA COTE-MEEK | JUN 24 2019

A new federal charter, with funds to match, will help institutions to identify systemic barriers.

BY SHEILA COTE-MEEK | FEB 28 2019

It’s time to stop and rethink what a university should look like, and how education can remain relevant during times of rapid transition.

BY SHEILA COTE-MEEK | NOV 06 2018

For lasting transformation to occur, these changes need to be embedded in our administrative and educational structures.

BY SHEILA COTE-MEEK | AUG 23 2018

Through my work, I hope I am contributing in a small way to building a more inclusive and equitable society.

BY SHEILA COTE-MEEK | JUN 01 2018

There are challenges of course. Inevitably negative messages quickly go viral and it can be difficult to respond.

BY SHEILA COTE-MEEK | MAR 07 2018

Be prepared to stand up and speak out when you hear and see things that are inappropriate.

BY SHEILA COTE-MEEK | JAN 10 2018

“As a leader, there will be times when you just have to take a leap of faith.”

BY SHEILA COTE-MEEK | OCT 30 2017

Administrators are in a unique position to address systemic issues that hinder Indigenous peoples’ success.

BY SHEILA COTE-MEEK | SEP 07 2017

“What I’ve found the most rewarding about administration is the opportunity to bring about systemic change.”

BY MARTHA CRAGO | JUN 02 2017

“We need to believe in ourselves and what we do, and convince others of its importance.”

BY MARTHA CRAGO | MAR 08 2017

“We need to become aware of the social realities that set us apart from many of our fellow citizens and address them.”

BY MARTHA CRAGO | JAN 06 2017

“ People are working to solve their differences and trying to build pathways for collaboration.”

BY MARTHA CRAGO | NOV 03 2016

It has been almost 20 years since I did research in the homes and schools of indigenous people of Quebec. I obtained ethical approval for that work at my university. This consisted of me showing my grant proposal to a colleague down the hall who had no experience with indigenous people and asking her to […]

BY MARTHA CRAGO | SEP 02 2016

We need to think about how fundamental research can be funded in the best Canadian way possible.

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