Opinions

Traister: StatsCan muddies issue of 'overqualified' university grads


Bryce Traister
April 17, 2014

A recent Statistics Canada study reports that 30 per cent of 2011 university graduates with humanities degrees are ‘over-qualified,’ ie., they use their English degrees to make coffee confections.

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Whelan: Applauding new leadership in crucial student priorities at Western


Pat Whelan
April 10, 2014

The university recently announced and appointed two new strong leadership positions within the university administration, the associate vice-president (AVP) student experience and the vice-provost academic programs. Previously, these two portfolios were led by one individual, the vice-provost academic programs and students.

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Dengler: Alternative Spring Break offers powerful insights into students


Lori Dengler
April 03, 2014

I remember seeing the invitation over the years, asking for staff at Western to volunteer with Western’s Alternative Spring Break (ASB) program. Unsure of just what this opportunity might entail, I generally filed it under ‘for future consideration’ and thought no more about it.

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Hocking: True leaders have no need to be 'bossy'


Wayne Hocking
April 03, 2014

I was not aware of the (apparently) on-going debate/campaign about ‘bossiness and associated gender issues (Talbot: ‘Bossy’ needs reclaimed, not tossed, March 20). That’s probably because I am not inclined to allow exhibitionists and Hollywood celebrities to define my life, so pay them little heed. But according to the above article, apparently there is a difference between a bossy person and an assertive one.

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Talbot: Books keep me from splitting with my past


Adela Talbot
March 27, 2014

Nostalgia is a funny thing.

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