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Managing the university | Public policy and funding | University and society
Who was that beautiful stranger?

Last year, Ryerson University received almost 300,000 historically important black-and-white photographs along with $7 million for a new gallery to house them. More recently, McGill University was given $700,000 by a Nova Scotia woman who wanted the funds to be used to create 40 major scholarships.

August 8, 2006
Faculty | Teaching and learning
Striding along the Mommy Track

Marlis Schweitzer holds an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities at the University of Pennsylvania.

April 10, 2006
Students and campus life | University and society
Making nice with the neighbours

For many universities, the annual homecoming weekend is a time-honoured tradition when alumni are welcomed back on campuses to reunite with former classmates and reminisce about their university years. But this past September's homecoming at Queen's University will long be remembered for what took place just off campus.

January 16, 2006
Career Development | Faculty | Managing the university
So you want to become a dean?

Rick Vanderlee is faced with a decision. A professor of nursing, he was recently appointed interim dean of arts and science at Nipissing University.

November 7, 2005
University and society | Humanities and social sciences | Programs and curriculum
The CSI effect

Tracy Rogers, a professor of anthropology at the University of Toronto at Mississauga, spent most of her summers of 2002 and 2003 back in British Columbia, where she began her career as a forensic anthropologist at Simon Fraser University; it wasn't a very pleasant homecoming. Garbed in uncomfortable protective gear, Dr.

November 7, 2005
Research and innovation | Technology | Humanities and social sciences
Saving the world one game at a time

Jennifer Jenson's research studio at York University is unnaturally quiet on the day of her interview with University Affairs. Normally, the studio - a bright room right next to her office - is filled with kids playing video games on eight computers.

December 5, 2005
Managing the university | University and society
Degrees of distinction

As last spring's convocation approached, Paul Davenport, president of the University of Western Ontario, had reason to feel apprehensive. The spring convocation is a public celebration for every university, a feel-good time when graduates are feted and their parents join them on campus.

October 11, 2005
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