Monthly Archives: August 2022

Will an AI soon replace your psychiatrist?

Will an AI soon replace your psychiatrist?

Hello Sir. Please sit down. So… how have you been since the last time? » What if, in a few years, this innocuous sentence was no longer pronounced by a psychiatrist in the flesh but by an AI, an artificial intelligence? With the recent resurgence of psychiatry in the public debate , in particular due to the health crisis , the idea of […] … learn more→

‘It hurt my heart and my wallet’: the unnecessary test stressing teachers before they even make it to the classroom

‘It hurt my heart and my wallet’: the unnecessary test stressing teachers before they even make it to the classroom

There is no shortage of articles about how teachers are stressed, due to their complex jobs and high workloads. But what is happening before they make it to the classroom? There are lots of reasons why Australia has a teacher shortage and my new research sheds light on one deterrent that is not often talked about. This is the […] … learn more→

Women have always trailed men in research output: how COVID made the situation worse

Women have always trailed men in research output: how COVID made the situation worse

The under-representation of women in research is well documented. Emerging evidence suggests that the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated this inequality and disrupted the research enterprise globally. But none of these studies, mainly from the global north, provide detailed explanations for the scale of this decline. Our research offers the first comprehensive study to shed light on the complex reasons for the […] … learn more→

5 ways students can foster positive mental health at university

5 ways students can foster positive mental health at university

For many students, heading off to university means moving away from home and to a new place, facing the prospect of making new friends or adjusting to larger class sizes. For some it will also mean readapting to in-person learning. Amid the normal life transitions from teenage years into adulthood, the pandemic introduced new stressors and interruptions, […] … learn more→

How do wrongful death claims work?

How do wrongful death claims work?

The death of a loved one is always difficult, but it can be especially challenging if the circumstances are unexpected or the cause of death isn’t natural. If you lose someone due to someone else’s negligence or carelessness, you may qualify for a wrongful death claim.  Here’s what that means and how to handle it […] … learn more→

The most recent efforts to combat teacher shortages don’t address the real problems

The most recent efforts to combat teacher shortages don’t address the real problems

States have recently focused their efforts to reduce the nation’s teacher shortage by promoting strategies that “remove or relax barriers to entry” to quickly bring new people into the teaching profession. California, for example, allows teacher candidates to skip basic skills and subject matter tests if they have taken approved college courses. New Mexico is replacing subject skills tests […] … learn more→

University anti-racism policies: Use shared decision-making to hear BIPOC student insights

University anti-racism policies: Use shared decision-making to hear BIPOC student insights

“I did not consider a career as a university professor or a position in academic leadership because I have never been taught by someone who looked like me!” A graduate student shared this comment with me in 2016. Reflecting on my academic journey towards becoming a clinical assistant professor in occupational therapy at D’Youville University […] … learn more→

Researchers, your union needs you

Researchers, your union needs you

In my early years in the union, I heard some wise words: ‘You may not be union when you enter higher education but if you believe in the transformative power of higher education you will join the union’. That refrain says a lot about university workers, whether you are a researcher, lecturer or professional staff. […] … learn more→

Best education apps you must try in 2022

Best education apps you must try in 2022

The Internet has made education widely accessible and affordable. Today, you have the freedom to learn anything, from anywhere and at a low cost, or even for free. You only need a device, an internet connection, and the right platform. This article will inform you about the top four most comprehensive education platforms you must […] … learn more→