Resetting higher education post-pandemic: Goel

July 6, 2021
Higher education has a post-COVID-19 chance to reset, writes University of Waterloo President Vivek Goel, and going back to what was once considered “normal” would be a “failure.” Goel explains that the pandemic has proven that teaching can be both innovative and flexible, as well as highlighted issues around inequality, globalization, populism, and nationalism. The author explains that post-pandemic higher education can be reimagined to create a foundation upon which to address generational challenges. “A successful postpandemic university will be one that sees this moment for what it is: a time to seize technological advances to build on centuries of expertise; to use these technologies as a tool to break down barriers to access; and to understand how these challenges are connected,” writes Goel. The Globe and Mail (Editorial)