Strategy vs. Oversight? The Argument for a Fifty/Fifty Split

I was really pleased to have an opportunity to speak at the Council of Ontario Universities’ successful virtual governance conference.  I spoke on a panel with Peter MacKinnon (former University of Saskatchewan President and thought-leader on university governance),...

Creating a respectful workplace? Don’t start with the law

Once grievances move into any sort of formal process, positions and feelings become entrenched, taking the parties further away from resolution. This column is a request to colleagues across the country to work together to create cultures inside your universities that...

Reflections on the tragedy of Flight 752

As we try to make sense of the senseless, we should derive comfort from the fact that universities are much-needed instruments of cultural and social connection. Like many Canadians, I am preoccupied with Ukrainian International Airlines Flight 752, which exploded and...