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Research and innovation | Teaching and learning | Humanities and social sciences
The rise of Middle East studies

For several weeks this past summer Marie-Joëlle Zahar watched as bombs rained down on Lebanon, the beloved country of her birth. "I was stunned," says Dr.

September 11, 2006
Students and campus life | Teaching and learning
An evening with my students

They stare at me. Chins propped up on fists.

September 11, 2006
International issues | Students and campus life
From discord to dialogue

Concordia University is famous for all the wrong reasons. People don't know about our amazing political science program or that our business school was rated by Forbes as one of the top 20 in the world.

September 11, 2006
Faculty | Research and innovation | Humanities and social sciences
Secrets to a satisfying life

Many conference presenters will start off their talk with a joke, but at a gathering last November in Ottawa, economist John Helliwell began his presentation by engaging the audience in a sing-along. Introducing what he called the "social capital theme song" and encouraging his audience to join in, he began: The more we get together, together, together.

August 8, 2006
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
Career Development | Students and campus life | Humanities and social sciences
Getting entrepreneurship down to a science

It was the first warm Saturday morning in March, and one could safely bet that many students were basking in the sun or rolling over for a couple more hours in bed. But at the University of Waterloo, hundreds of them, well-coiffed and dressed for success, showed up early and packed the school's William G.

August 8, 2006
Faculty | Managing the university | Teaching and learning
A woman's work

"I think I'm a problem solver at heart," confides Sheila Brown. People who've worked closely with the president of Mount Saint Vincent University in a variety of capacities would agree with that self-description.

June 5, 2006
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