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Career Advice

BY UA/AU | October 05 2009

How should a freshly minted graduate behave when they are hired for their first professional job out of university?

BY CAROLYN WATTERS | September 21 2009

An interview with Janice Deakin, the associate vice-principal and dean of graduate studies and research at Queen’s University

BY BALBIR GILL | September 08 2009

A pair of profs seasoned in service learning offer their thoughts

BY CAROLYN WATTERS | August 04 2009

An interview with Chet Jablonski, Assistant provost, research and graduate studies at Zayed University in Dubai

BY ADAM CHAPNICK | August 04 2009

You’ve just been given the chance to teach your first academic course. It was not entirely expected, and you have less time than you would like to prepare. What do you do? The first steps are to stay calm and be realistic. Your first teaching experience will not be your best, your course is unlikely […]


An interview with two graduate students association presidents

BY BALBIR GILL | June 08 2009

Real-time feedback from students – when used to effect – can energize your classroom

BY UA/AU | May 11 2009

This year’s top academic conferences feature career development programs with something for everyone


An interview with Noreen Golfman, dean of graduate studies at Memorial University

BY CAROLYN WATTERS | April 06 2009

An interview with Kevin Vessey, dean of graduate studies at St. Mary’s University

BY DANIEL DROLET | April 06 2009

The annual gathering of humanities and social sciences associations is coming May 23 to 31 in Ottawa. Are you ready to make new friends?

BY UA/AU | March 23 2009

University of Windsor’s Janice Drakich breaks down the faculty recruitment process in Canada and offers advice to academics job searching in a recession

BY ADAM CHAPNICK | March 09 2009

Straightforward advice for job candidates in search of a professorial recommendation

BY NICOLE ARBOUR | March 09 2009

In conversation with Cathy Keates, author of Not for sale! Why we need a new job search mindset

BY CAROLYN WATTERS | March 09 2009

An interview with John ApSimon, interim executive director, Ontario Council on Graduate Studies

BY CAROLYN WATTERS | February 23 2009

An interview with Gary Slater, dean of graduate and postdoctoral studies, University of Ottawa

BY ALEXANDER L. BOND | February 09 2009

Your website is how you attract scholarly talent to your research program; so why are you letting it languish?

BY SUZANNE BOWNESS | February 09 2009

Four steps to make your presence felt online

BY CAROLYN WATTERS | February 09 2009

An interview with Dan Russell, research scientist at Google

BY CAROLYN WATTERS | January 26 2009

An interview with Martin Kreiswirth, dean of graduate studies, McGill University