- International issues | Public policy and funding | Students and campus life
- Credit due for foreign credentials
Within days of arriving in Canada from his native India, Sanjay Lekhi, a pharmacist by training, got his first job in this country serving coffee at a Tim Hortons coffee shop in the sprawling suburb of Mississauga, just west of Toronto. He worked the night shift because it paid $1 more an hour, and as Mr.
- August 10, 2005
- Public policy and funding | Research and innovation | Humanities and social sciences | Medicine and health sciences
- The impossible dream
On May 19, 2005, scientists from South Korea, led by professor Woo Suk Hwang, reported that they had successfully derived 11 stem cell lines from cloned human embryos. That same day around the globe, the media celebrated this research as a significant scientific and technical achievement – a critical step forward on the path to personalized, cell-based regenerative medicine, where patients are provided with genetically tailored stem cells for their own transplants.
- August 8, 2005
- Faculty | Managing the university | University and society
- Putting out the welcome mat
Messages from the faculty recruitment and retention office began arriving when Richard Douglass-Chin was still a candidate for a job at the University of Windsor's English department in 2004. A satchel of information containing helpful print materials and a video about the university and city arrived first.
- June 10, 2005
- Research and innovation | University and society | Humanities and social sciences | Natural sciences and engineering
- Real fears, virtual therapy
Lyne Michaud remembers reading a science column on arachnophobia almost 30 years ago in an Ottawa newspaper. Two things remain etched in her mind: first, the spiders in the accompanying photo had made her shudder; and second, the author predicted computers would someday be used to treat phobias like the fear of spiders.
- June 10, 2005
- Managing the university | Public policy and funding | Research and innovation
- Mind the gap
Once he was appointed dean of the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management in 1998, Roger Martin lost little time making a name for himself as a respected management theorist and expert on competitiveness. So it was no surprise when, four years ago, the Ontario government tapped the Harvard-educated dean to head up a new task force on the province's economic prospects.
- June 6, 2005
- Research and innovation | Humanities and social sciences
- Body of work
If you drop by Phoenix Fitness, located on a nondescript stretch of Main Street in Hamilton, Ontario, almost any day of the week at almost any time from early morning to evening, you might run into McMaster University sociologist Michael Atkinson. If he's not on one of the machines or using the free weights, he's probably standing around between reps, chatting with regulars or the staff, many of whom know him by name.
- May 10, 2005
- University and society | Natural sciences and engineering
- In God they trust
An Oprah Winfrey Book Club sticker can confer instant success on a novel, but the sticker placed in Thomas Miller's biology textbook gave it a different kind of prominence. The textbook, titled Biology, co-written by Dr.
- May 10, 2005