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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
Faculty | Managing the university | University and society
Of service to her community

After Usha George announced her intention to leave the University of Toronto's faculty of social work, her inbox was flooded with e-mails, many of them from visible-minority students letting her know how much she had inspired them. Dr.

February 12, 2007
Faculty | Managing the university | Research and innovation | Students and campus life | Technology
Welcome to MyWorld

It's Sunday at Queen's University's historic Douglas Library, and the place is buzzing. Upstairs, at ancient oak tables under stained-glass windows, laptops display Word documents and Excel spreadsheets for those students getting their homework done - and MSN Messenger, MySpace and Facebook for those who aren't.

February 12, 2007
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