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This website is designed to share information on the activites and publications associated with Professor Glen Jones and his research teams.  On this site you will find information on current research projects, publications on higher education policy, governance and other topics, as well as upcoming events and presentations. 

Glen A. Jones is  Ontario Research Chair in Postsecondary Education Policy and Measurement, Professor of Higher Education and emeritus dean at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto. He is also Director of the Centre for the Study of Canadian and International Higher Education.  Read more...

What's New

University Governance in Canada

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Julia Eastman, Glen Jones, Claude Trottier and Olivier Begin-Caouette have just published a new book on university governance in Canada. The book provides a historical overview of universities and governance practices, provides case studies of six universities in five provinces, and locates Canadian university governance within an international context. The book was releasted by McGill-Queen's University Press in August 2022. More information can be found here.


from the 2018 Academic Profession in the Knowledge Society 


International Education Policy in Canada

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Merli Tamtik, Roopa Desai Trilokekar and Glen Jones edited a book on international education policy in Canada that was released by McGill-Queen's University Press in October, 2020. Additional information can be found here.


Professorial Pathways


Professorial Pathways

Glen Jones and Martin Finkelstein published an edited volume  focusing on the structure of academic careers in ten countries (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2019). The book received the 2019 award for significant contribution to international higher education by the Council of International Higher Education (Association for the Study of Higher Education). Additional information can be found here.


Honorary Degree

Glen Jones was awarded a Doctor of Letters from the University of Manitoba at their June, 2018 convocation.

Recent Publications:

  • Jones, Glen A. & Jefferson, Alison Elizabeth (2021). Reconceptualizing the Phenomenon of Inbreeding: Labour Markets, Stratification and Capital. Higher Education Quarterly, 76(1), 8-19.

  • Schneijderberg, C., Götze, N. Jones, G. A., Bilyalov, D., Panova, A., Karram Stephenson, G.  & Yudkevich, M. (2021). Does Vertical University Stratification Foster or Hinder Academics’ Societal Engagement? Findings from Canada, Germany, Kazakhstan, and Russia. Higher Education Policy, 34(1), 66-87.

  • Wang, Siyi, & Jones, Glen A. (2021). Competing Institutional Logics of Academic Personnel System Reforms in Leading Chinese Universities. Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 43(1), 49-66.  


Coming Up

Understanding the Role of Governing Boards of Canadian Universities

Dominik Antonowicz and Glen Jones are currently completing a study on university governing boards in Canada. A book based on their work is in preparation.


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Academic Profession Survey

Glen and his reseach team are currently administrating the Canadian Chapter of the of Academic Profession in the Knowledge Society survey.  This project has already led to a number of publications.  Read more...


Download Literature Review
This review details the findings of research on Canadian professors from 1950-2017.




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