In articles published April 18 and May 14, Gazette columnist Henry Aubin claims that there is a schism opposing two fundamental cultures related to the existence of two kinds of universities in Quebec: the so-called “charter universities” embracing the pursuit of excellence, and the so-called “public universities” with no such aspirations.
Despite major budget cuts, the University of Alberta remains committed to its vision as a top research and teaching university. That’s the message of the revised institutional plan released this week in the wake of the $43 million drop in provincial funding.
Fewer and fewer medical specialists are remaining in Saskatchewan after they graduate.
A group representing thousands of post-secondary students in Nova Scotia wants to see tuition tied to employment and inflation rates in the province.
While most British Columbians were focused on the provincial election, Capilano University students, faculty and staff were making a final appeal to the board of governors to delay the vote on next year’s budget.
The Dexter government and the province’s 10 universities are working to head off the potential $100-million shortfall facing the schools in just three or four years, a legislature committee heard Wednesday.
University of Toronto president David Naylor walked into Mississauga council at 9 a.m. Wednesday. An hour later, he left with a $10-million commitment.
With a dream of improving cancer care for Quebecers — and $30 million to back it up — Dollarama founder Larry Rossy is helping McGill University launch a major cancer initiative.
A decision to force UPEI employees to retire is back before the P.E.I. Human Rights Commission as the university tries to get the settlement amount changed for one professor.
A geography professor at McMaster University is part of a team that has made a scientific discovery that dates back to when the world was still a youngster – two billion years old.
$20 a month for living expenses, extra for travel for some part-timers will be paid by reducing income-tax credits on tuition.
Fred and Elizabeth Fountain have donated $10 million to a new school of performing arts to open July 1, 2014, at Dalhousie University in Halifax.
Former prime minister Paul Martin paid tribute to Trent University’s indigenous studies program Tuesday, calling its creation “a great moment in Canadian history.”
Course offered to high school students in rural division.
A Laurentian University professor will help lead a $12-million research project to develop new ways to discover deep ore and mineral deposits.
University of Alberta researcher Habibur Rahman will use the new funding to continue work on developing hybrid canola varieties that have improved yields and disease resistance.
When the federal government announced it would be making changes to the mandate of the National Research Council (NRC) last week, it re-opened the age-old debate as to whether science should be done for the purpose of discovery or for that of solving economic and social challenges.
Over the past 30 years that I have worked as a researcher in academic institutions, I have received millions of dollars in public and private funding.
Here’s some tentative — make that, very tentative — good news about Quebec’s universities.
Stéphane Bergeron, Quebec’s minister of public security, has managed a remarkable feat. He has united police officers and radical student leaders in denunciation of the “special commission” he has announced to look into last spring’s often violent student protests against higher university tuition fees.
The University of Saskatchewan hopes to save between $1 million and $2 million by the end of its Lean pilot project next year.
The origins of the $100-million-plus deal remaking Windsor’s downtown were clandestine; it started like a Canadian spy movie set on a cold February afternoon.
Enrolment in Maritime universities reached 70,328 students in 2011-12, seven per cent higher than a decade ago.
A national lobby group for university teachers is joining a widespread protest of the Alberta College of Art and Design's decision to fire a Calgary professor over a student's controversial performance.
A Q&A with Richard Florizone, incoming president of Dalhousie University.
Canada is in a global race for innovation advantage. Other nations have put in place an array of policies to support technology-based industries, including policies to support industrially relevant research.
Black Canadians have deep roots in Nova Scotia dating to the 18th century and today make up 4.2 per cent of the province’s population, according to the 2006 census by Statistics Canada.
The federal government seems keen on advising Canadians what professions not to enter: Start with sociology, history, teaching, science and law.
The University of Alberta medical and dentistry school contributes about $2 billion to the local economy every year in jobs and research projects that employ Edmontonians, says a new study obtained by the Journal.
A Mount Royal University (MRU) program that trains students to work with people with disabilities is ending after the institute saw its funding cut by the province.
Université Laval rector Denis Brière commented for the first time late Friday afternoon on one of the university’s students, Ahmed Abassi, who is being held in New York City for his alleged role in a terrorist plot to kill as many as 100,000 people by contaminating the air or water with bacteria.
The federal government, an oil giant and a biofuels company are teaming up to build a $19-million plant in northern Alberta that will use carbon dioxide emissions from the oilsands to help turn algae into products such as fuel, fertilizer and livestock feed.
The new industry-facing National Research Council will serve business at the cost of the public good and won’t serve business well.
Everyone knows, and everyone has known for a very long time, that education is the key to lifting aboriginal Canadians out of poverty and into good-paying jobs.