Ontario Sunshine List reveals university pay levels

The release of Ontario’s Public Sector Salary Disclosure list on March 31 highlighted a continuing gender wage gap among university employees. Published annually since 1996, the Sunshine List provides the salary and benefits of every public sector employee earning more than $100,000 in the previous year. This year’s list has grown by seven per cent, with more than 123,000 people paid more than $100,000 last year, according to CBC News. Carleton president Roseann Runte is once again the highest paid employee at Carleton. Earning a total of $400,004.97 in 2016, Runte was one of three women amongst the top 10 highest paid Carleton employees last year. Sprott School of Business associate dean of professional graduate programs Lorraine Dyke was fourth, earning […]

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A balancing act: how students balance their lives and wellbeing in university

Tyrin Kelly, a first-year journalism student, said balancing work and school is not new for him. “I used to work at Tim Hortons during high school . . . I would get up in the morning at five to go to work on the weekends to be there for six or seven hours, and then I’d go out at night,” he said. “I wasn’t going to allow work to control my life.” Kelly said he now works at the Wild Oat Bakery on Bank Street about 20 to 25 hours a week to pay for school. “I’m going to have to pay my debt off and I want to eventually move out and live on my own,” he said. Kelly […]

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Prof’s report says cops face rising work-life conflict

“Your police officer today is not your police officer of 20, 30, 40 years ago,” said Sprott business professor Linda Duxbury. Earlier this year, Duxbury and Christopher Higgins of Western University published a report on their study on the work-life conflict faced by Canadian police officers. The study surveyed 4,500 police officers at 25 Canadian police organizations from every province and territory except Quebec. The study found that rather than the “life and death” stresses of their careers, most officers surveyed identified their main stress as a lack of control over their work environment and a culture that prioritizes work above all else. These concerns stem from expectations of officers that are outdated and unrealistic. Officers often feel pressured to […]

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