Impacts of the pandemic on post-secondary teachers and staff. Summary of our survey.
Briefs & Reports
Recommendations on how to tackle the impacts of the pandemic on post-secondary teachers and staff
The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed our nation in the span of months, leaving not only governments, but many Canadians, working to find ways to recover from its financial and social impacts. The recommendations outlined in this submission highlight how the post-secondary education sector can respond and assist with these crises after the pandemic.
A strong and vital post-secondary education sector is an essential foundation for innovation, science and economic success in Canada. It creates the knowledge needed to meet national and international challenges, it trains the talent necessary to make Canada a competitive leader, and it develops the critical thought essential for a democratic and just country.
The federal government has significantly supported COVID-19 research; however, research in other vital areas has stalled. The research councils have acknowledged the challenges faced by grant recipients, extending timeframes and encouraging student retention. The federal government also acknowledged gaps and found solutions to assist clinical health researchers.