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Reflections on academic integrity and academic dishonesty: How did we get here, and how do we get out?

Rachael Ileh Edino
In this article, I present a reflection based on my professional experience as a teacher and supervisor of national Grade 12 examination required as the first step for admission into post-secondary institutions in Nigeria, as well as experience as a doctoral student and graduate research assistant supporting a research grant on academic integrity in a Canadian University. I highlighted the natural reaction of the society when one is perceived to have engaged in a dishonest...

Energy, trade and geopolitics in Asia: The implications for Canada

Jeffrey B. Kucharski
Canada’s growing interest in trade with countries in the Indo-Pacific region corresponds with an ominous growth in geopolitical instability and insecurity in that part of the globe. With Indo-Pacific hunger for oil expected to soar – especially in China, where demand will translate to 80 per cent of imports in 10 years – Canada needs to develop policies to deal with the region’s turbulent realities. The Indo-Pacific comprises countries in South Asia and Southeast Asia,...

Energy, trade and geopolitics in Asia: The implications for Canada

Jeffrey B. Kucharski
Canada’s growing interest in trade with countries in the Indo-Pacific region corresponds with an ominous growth in geopolitical instability and insecurity in that part of the globe. With Indo-Pacific hunger for oil expected to soar – especially in China, where demand will translate to 80 per cent of imports in 10 years – Canada needs to develop policies to deal with the region’s turbulent realities. The Indo-Pacific comprises countries in South Asia and Southeast Asia,...

Has the City-Rural Tax Base and Land-Use Balance Changed in Alberta? Explorations into the Distribution of Equalized Property Assessments Among Municipality Classes

Melville McMillan
Alberta ended its regional planning commissions in 1996. They were replaced by voluntary inter-municipal negotiation, but this has raised concerns about adverse effects on land use. Pressure to terminate the commissions came largely from the rural municipalities. Some of them felt the commissions retarded their economic development. They believed that in a less restrictive planning environment, they would be able to attract a greater share of development, especially business. This study assesses the consequences of...

Recent Changes to Provincial Government Budget Reporting in Alberta

Ronald Kneebone & Margarita Wilkins
Defining a government by its finances is a tricky business. Adding to the complexity, governments can change the way they report those finances. This is the case in Alberta where, beginning under former premier Jim Prentice, the government switched from presenting its budgets from a fiscal plan (FP) basis to a consolidated financial (CF) basis. The FP approach did not include most of the financial implications of accounting for the Crown-controlled SUCH sector (school boards,...

2017 Tax Competitiveness Report: The Calm Before the Storm

Philip Bazel, Jack Mintz & Austin Thompson
Canada stands to lose a major competitive edge unless it responds to the challenges of the 2018 U.S. tax reforms by instituting reforms of its own. At 20.9 per cent, Canada’s tax burden on new investment (measured by the marginal effective tax rate or METR), is competitive when compared to countries in the Americas and Asia-Oceania, and it’s the second lowest among the G7 countries. However, the rules of the game are about to change...

The Time has come to Revisit Solvency Funding Rules

Norma Nielson
Canadians are not fond of hearing news about people losing their hard-earned pensions because their employer misused the money. The thought of some Working Joe or Jane being deprived of a pension, after a lifetime of working for a company, is naturally repugnant. That is why regulations around defined-benefit pension plans are designed to force employers to keep their pension funds sufficiently solvent. But there are many ways to achieve that end and, while the...

NAFTA Renegotiations: An opportunity for Canadian Dairy?

Eugene Beaulieu, Ven Balaji Venkatachalam & Philip Rasmussen
Canadian dairy producers have been protected domestically through supply management and internationally through import restricting border controls for over forty years. This combination of domestic and foreign policies keeps Canadian dairy prices artificially high, and allows producers to profit from the market while hitting dairy consumers in the pocket book. These policies are extremely costly for Canadian consumers and benefit a declining number of protected dairy producers. Canadian international trade policies result in 200 per...

Housing Reforms: Implementation Challenges and Opportunities in Housing Policy and Practice

Sasha Tsenkova

Fiscal Policy Trends: The Long-Term Consequences of Fiscal Responses to Resource Revenue Fluctuations

Ergete Ferede
Over the last half-century, the Alberta government has been heavily reliant on non-renewable resource revenues, which have averaged about 30 per cent of the provincial government’s total revenue. This reliance poses a fiscal challenge as resource revenues are volatile and uncertain due to the vagaries of global energy price shocks, pipeline disruptions and other events such as the federal government’s National Energy Program. This commentary shows that the Alberta government’s budgetary responses to fluctuations in...

Integration at the Learning Commons: How to Drive Innovation and Enhance the Student Experience

Alex Monegro

Rethinking a Course: the Student as Teacher in Digital Storytelling

D'Arcy Norman

Taking the Commons to the Students – the BC WriteAway Initiative

Lynn Benn & Elaine Fairey

Canadian Perspectives on Academic Integrity, Vol 1, No 2 (2018): Volume 1, Issue 2

Academic Integrity across the Canadian Landscape...37-41

Why Alberta Needs a Fiscal Constitution

Ted Morton
Alberta will enter the third decade of the 21st century with an accumulated public debt of over $70 billion and the highest per capita deficit of any Canadian province. This is a far cry from 2005, when then-premier Ralph Klein announced that Alberta was “debt free”; made the first deposit of energy revenues in the Heritage Fund in 20 years; and enacted a balanced budget law (BBL) that was intended to prevent future governments from...

Digital Preservation Strategy Pilot and Implementation

Bronwen Sprout

Fast Track Learning Commons

Paul Dexter, Bill Grubb & Ed Moore

Peer Coaches: The Next Step in Skill Development for Peer Tutors

Marissa Funaro, Donna McGee-Thompson & Ruth Silverman

Editorial: Academic integrity gaining increased attention in Canada

Sarah Elaine Eaton
We introduce the second issue of our first volume, highlighting the lead article from Amanda McKenzie and offering commentary on how academic integrity issues have gained attention in the national media this year.

Academic Advisors as Valuable Partners for Supporting Academic Integrity

Shehna Javeed
Academic Integrity is a fundamental value in higher education. Due to the increased ease of access to all types of information through social media and the internet, the lines have become blurred on what is can be “borrowed” and used. Recent proliferation of contract cheating has only reinforced that integrity cannot be just the responsibility of the Dean’s Office or the Academic Integrity offices. Advisors and learning strategists who see students regularly, can ubiquitously play...

Fiscal Policy Trends: The Path to Balance or the Road to Ruin?

Bev Dahlby
The NDP government’s plan to balance the provincial budget by 2023-24 is based on drastically cutting capital spending and on optimistic revenue projections. In order to show that these are the key elements of the “Path to Balance”, we need to know how interest payments on debt, total operating expenditures, and the cash deficits will evolve under the government’s plan, but these key fiscal variables are not reported in the budget documents.

Canadian Perspectives on Academic Integrity, Vol 1, No 1 (2018): Inaugural Issue

Welcome to our inaugural issue of Canadian Perspectives on Academic Integrity, Volume 1, Issue 1, 2018.

Academic Integrity Outreach: supporting high school students for success in higher education

Leeanne Morrow
This brief article highlights how the Library at the University of Calgary works with high schools to teach their students about academic integrity with a focus on building ethical research and writing skills in advance of students' transition to a post-secondary learning environments.

Launching an Institutional Academic Integrity Campaign

Loie Gervais
The University of Manitoba launched its first institution-wide academic integrity campaign in Fall 2016. The aim of the campaign is to promote a positive educational message of academic integrity that is inclusive of all university members, including faculty, students, and staff. In this article I share points to consider for practitioners who wish to implement promotional academic integrity strategies in their institutions.

Social Policy Trends: Social Assistance Caseloads in Alberta by Family Composition

Ronald D. Kneebone &
SOCIAL ASSISTANCE CASELOADS IN ALBERTA BY FAMILY COMPOSITION During Alberta’s recent economic recession, most new social assistance cases were filed for single individuals. Alberta Works is a social assistance program that allows certain individuals to receive income support from the provincial government. One of the eligibility criteria is that those persons must be free of physical or mental limitations that could affect their employment opportunities. Once they are accepted into the Alberta Works program, those...

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