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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 6, 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
Managing the university | University and society
Small pond, big splash

The craft of boat building goes back a long way in southwestern Nova Scotia. The French traders who founded the first European settlement in North America at Port Royal in 1604 had to build boats to deliver their valuable furs back to France.

February 14, 2005
Public policy and funding | Research and innovation | Natural sciences and engineering | Medicine and health sciences
A scientific whodunit

Queen's University, 1975. Professor Michael Axelrad is dying.

January 17, 2005
Graduate studies and postdocs | Teaching and learning | Programs and curriculum
Graduate students get that long-distance feeling

Shelley Evans was midway through a master's of environmental studies degree at Dalhousie University when her son was born. She put her studies on hold to spend the next four years caring for him.

December 6, 2004
Academic dynasties

What is it about the family business that's so compelling? Consider the law offices, medical clinics, legislatures and even the music charts filled with sons and daughters following in their parents' footsteps. The hallways of academia are no exception.

November 8, 2004
Academic couples

Mark Stradiotto had been a chemistry professor with Dalhousie University for one year when he approached the chair of his department with the news of his approaching marriage. His fiancée, Laura Turculet, also an inorganic chemist, was finishing her doctoral work at the University of California at Berkeley.

October 12, 2004
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