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Faculty | Research and innovation | Teaching and learning | Natural sciences and engineering
This mathematician's got soul

Mathematician Jean-Marie De Koninck has always had a flair for numbers. When he was a boy growing up in Quebec City in the 1950s, his favourite pastime was doodling with equations on notepads and scraps of paper.

June 4, 2007
Managing the university | Public policy and funding | Students and campus life | University and society
Branching out

In the always complex mating dance between employers and applicants, the sequence of events that brought Sally-Ann Burnett to Lakehead University's new Orillia campus could only be described as fortuitousness redefined. Last year, the Thunder Bay institution was hustling to establish a foothold in the small Ontario city made famous in Stephen Leacock's "Sunshine Sketches.

April 10, 2007
Managing the university | Public policy and funding | Research and innovation | Students and campus life
Busting the myth of an enrolment bust

The headlines this past February could scarcely have been more alarming: "University boom headed for a bust," read the National Post; "Declining student numbers risk country's future," intoned the Globe and Mail; "University classrooms emptying," stated the Daily News in Halifax. Alarming, yes - but also alarmist, says Herb O'Heron, senior adviser, national affairs, at the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada.

April 10, 2007
Faculty | Research and innovation | Teaching and learning | Natural sciences and engineering
The science of teaching

Carl Wieman's office comes as a surprise. Modest in size and furnished more for function than comfort or style, the north-facing room on the third floor of a rather tired-looking 1961 edifice seems unlikely headquarters for a Nobel laureate leading a multi-million-dollar educational initiative.

April 10, 2007
Students and campus life | University and society | Humanities and social sciences
Meet the press

It's not much of an office - a single room with two desks, papers piled high, a map of Canada on the wall, a bike parked in the corner. One curiosity is the drum kit.

March 12, 2007
Faculty | University and society | Humanities and social sciences | Natural sciences and engineering
Renaissance Man

Boris Castel, nuclear physicist and editor of the Queen's Quarterly academic journal, eases his sleek, taupe sedan alongside the curb outside the Agnes Etherington Art Centre at Queen's University. He turns, adjusting his black brimmed hat.

March 12, 2007
Faculty | Managing the university | Students and campus life | University and society
Cheating themselves

In 2003, soon after I began a job as a journalism instructor at Ryerson University, one of my second-year students told me that her classmate had cheated on a written assignment. The news jolted me.

March 12, 2007
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