Graduates, faculty speak to Globe on university transformations

October 19, 2016

Universities have undergone enormous transformation in the past few decades, according to a number of graduates and faculty members from across Canada. In conversation with the Globe and Mail's Deidre Kelly, individuals from various roles and institutions discuss the increasing importance of sustainability in university practices and research, investment in campus renewal projects, and shifts in classroom technology, among others. But perhaps one of the most important changes has occurred in students' attitudes, says the University of Toronto’s Paul Templin, who notes that today’s students “have more varied backgrounds, they are younger, they have less disposable time, and they appear to be more serious.” Globe and Mail