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What’s in a Rank? Universities and Student Satisfaction: The Role of Student Services Practitioners in Creating Successful Students

By Shannon McKechnie Download PDF here Abstract Increasingly, students attending post-secondary education are not pursuing higher academic knowledge. Instead, the experience of University, including gaining new friends, relationships, memories, and prospective careers has become paramount. This is reflected in provincial, national, and international ranking systems that are widely accepted by our audit society and are … Continue reading

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Board Proposals, Bingo, and a Band: Strength in Numbers at the University of Toronto Students’ Union’s Annual General Meeting

By Anna Shortly Download PDF here Abstract Every year in the fall semester, the University of Toronto Students’ Union holds an Annual General Meeting where the students it represents—all undergraduate and professional faculty students across the St. George and Mississauga campuses—gather together and move motions, debate motions, vote on motions, and express their concerns with … Continue reading

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Wellness Welded: The Assemblage for Health & Wellness at the University of Toronto

By Henry Lee Heinonen Download PDF here My conscious engagement with wellness programs at the University of Toronto began in September, 2015 – in my fifth and final year as an undergraduate student, and only in order to conduct the research I present here. I am one of many students who was not going to … Continue reading

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The Amiable Face of Student Governance: A Look into Political Involvement within the University of Toronto

By Alexandre Darveau-Morin Download PDF here Context of the research This research was conducted through an ethnographic fieldwork seminar with Prof. Tania Li seeking to understand how power flows and influence the life of people inside the University of Toronto. This article argues that power flows within student governance through politically active social networks. The environment … Continue reading