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International issues | University and society | Humanities and social sciences | Programs and curriculum
Intelligence failure

Wesley Wark has had it with the juvenile attitude that he says many of his Canadian colleagues display when it comes to discussing the academic merits of security and intelligence studies. "I'm tired of all the [James] Bond jokes from faculty," says the University of Toronto historian, who has authored several internationally acclaimed books on the subject and taught a popular undergraduate course on the rise of modern intelligence agencies since the 1980s.

January 7, 2008
Faculty | Students and campus life | Teaching and learning | Technology
Digital distraction

Our students must be paying attention in class, because they're busily using their laptops to type every word from our lectures. Or maybe not.

November 5, 2007
Faculty | International issues | Public policy and funding | Research and innovation | University and society | Humanities and social sciences
In the public eye

He still remembers the man's name: Florian Achille Biza. It was the early 1990s and Amir Attaran, a university graduate, had decided to hitchhike across Africa before starting doctoral studies at Oxford University.

November 5, 2007
Faculty | Managing the university | Students and campus life | Technology
The new librarians

With its faded orange carpet, rows and rows of dusty stacks, and old-school study carrels, McMaster University's H. G Thode Library of Science and Engineering looks like a place purposed with preserving the 1970s.

November 5, 2007
Faculty | University and society | Humanities and social sciences
History for the people

It was last May, says Paul Litt, when he felt the unmistakable shift. A professor of history at Carleton University, Dr.

October 9, 2007
Managing the university | Students and campus life | Technology | University and society
Crisis communications 2.0

September 13, 2006, Dawson College, Montreal: a 25-year-old gunman kills one and injures 19. Seven months later at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia: a 23-year-old armed student kills 32 and injures 25.

September 10, 2007
Managing the university | Students and campus life | University and society
Minding the gender gap

When the number of women admitted to medical school at Université de Montréal surpassed 70 percent in 2001, a special admissions committee was set up to see what should be done about it. The committee reported the following year that it thought the admissions process was fair – and female enrolment hit 80 percent.

September 10, 2007
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