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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
Graduate studies and postdocs | University and society | Humanities and social sciences | Programs and curriculum
The art of creative arts therapies

Graduates of creative arts therapy programs need a healthy dose of the frontier spirit. The field "has been around for almost as long as psychotherapy but we're still involved in pioneering work," says Stephen Snow, coordinator of drama therapy in Concordia University's department of creative arts therapies.

October 11, 2005
International issues | Managing the university | Public policy and funding
Quality assurance: job done?

Most university administrators and faculty members don't wake up in the morning or go to sleep at night thinking about quality assurance - but that could change. There is a rapidly expanding international quality assurance movement in higher education and "its influence is at work on us even if we are unaware of it," says Donald Baker, director of the secretariat of Ontario's new Postsecondary Education Quality Assessment Board.

September 12, 2005
International issues | Managing the university | University and society
Then & now: revisiting diversity on campus

If you want to know how far Canadian universities have come in recognizing and accommodating diversity, you could start by looking at how much information is available on the topic. A significant sign of progress is that more institutions are gathering data on the services they provide, says Donna Hardy Cox, a professor at Memorial University’s school of social work.

August 8, 2005
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