Teaching, Research, and the Canadian Professoriate

  • Glen A. JonesEmail author
  • Bryan Gopaul
  • Julian Weinrib
  • Amy Scott Metcalfe
  • Donald Fisher
  • Yves Gingras
  • Kjell Rubenson
Part of the The Changing Academy – The Changing Academic Profession in International Comparative Perspective book series (CHAC, volume 9)


This chapter focuses on academic work in the context of Canadian higher education, with a particular emphasis on exploring the balance between teaching and research. As noted in previous chapters in this volume, Canada can be categorized as a semi-core system that has been strongly influenced by what Ben-David (1977) has referred to as the core systems in the historical development of higher education. In the Canadian case, these historical influences began with its colonial ties to France and Great Britain, but there is little doubt that the greatest core influence on the development of the Canadian system has been its American neighbor to the south.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Glen A. Jones
    • 1
    Email author
  • Bryan Gopaul
    • 2
  • Julian Weinrib
    • 3
  • Amy Scott Metcalfe
    • 4
  • Donald Fisher
    • 4
  • Yves Gingras
    • 5
  • Kjell Rubenson
    • 4
  1. 1.OISEUniversity of TorontoOntarioCanada
  2. 2.University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA
  3. 3.University of TorontoOntarioCanada
  4. 4.University of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada
  5. 5.UQAMMontrealCanada

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