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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
In a family way

Bonnie Patterson remembers the reaction of most of her senior colleagues when, as a young faculty member in 1975, she mentioned her upcoming marriage. "They told me that being married wasn't an easy way of going forward because I would probably have children soon, which would mess up my chances of getting ahead.

June 7, 2004
Blessed are the benefactors

At Hamilton's McMaster University, construction workers are putting the finishing touches on the blue and yellow glass façade of the Michael G. DeGroote Centre for Learning & Discovery, the glass panels arranged to evoke the twin helix of DNA.

April 12, 2004
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