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Research and innovation | Teaching and learning | Technology
Studies in Second Life

A handful of Canadian colleges and universities are exploring the learning possibilities of this virtual online world, with mixed results.

December 1, 2008
Career Development | University and society
How to talk to the media

Practical advice from the co-author of a new book.

December 1, 2008
Research and innovation | Teaching and learning | University and society
The Indie scene

The life of an independent scholar, without the safety net of a university, brings with it trepidation, financial challenges and, for some, exhilarating freedom. Meet four who’ve taken the ride.

December 1, 2008
Faculty | Teaching and learning
For teaching-only faculty, a controversial role

Non tenured “teaching only” faculty play a useful role by shouldering heavier teaching loads than tenured professors who do research. Even so, these positions remain controversial

November 3, 2008
Teaching and learning | Technology
How technology is transforming the lecture

Professors are gaining valuable insights into their teaching methods by looking at their own video-recorded lectures and examining how students are using them.

November 3, 2008
Career Development | University and society | Humanities and social sciences | Programs and curriculum
Philosophy’s makeover

Think philosopher, and other-worldly may come to mind. But if you need someone who can think, argue and work through complex problems, you want a philosopher. No wonder the worlds of business and law are eager to snap them up

November 3, 2008
Managing the university
A five-step program for change

University presidents must push their institiutions into the 21st century, argues former University of British Columbia president Martha Piper, in this excerpt from a keynote speech delivered to university presidents at the annual meeting of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada this past April.

October 6, 2008
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