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CAREER ADVICE

By MICHAEL FREEMAN | September 01 2017

“It’s difficult to know what you’re truly passionate about until you try it.”

By ANQI SHEN | August 22 2017

How to improve your shot at a research training award from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

By ERIN CLOW, EMMA SOBEL, JOELLE B. THORPE & JENNIFER VALBERG | August 08 2017

Why ongoing support is important while navigating an academic career.

By TARA SIEBARTH | July 25 2017

While at Congress 2017, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council hosted a Career Corner presentation called “SSHRC Talent: Scholarships, Fellowships and Beyond.” The two presenters, Melissa Dubreuil, the an acting manager of the Research Training Portfolio, and Stephanie Robertson, a SSHRC program officer, highlighted 10 tips to ensure a successful SSHRC application, as well […]

By TARA SIEBARTH | June 28 2017

A York University professor has coined the term “redirection” to reflect the new, emerging stage of one’s career that occurs after traditional retirement.

By CHRIS HOUSER | June 07 2017

Don’t forget the faculty.

By ADAM CHAPNICK & KIM RICHARD NOSSAL | May 23 2017

More journals should invite mid-level and junior scholars to join.

By HANA EL KAISSI & LUCKY KALSI | May 16 2017

How to create a targeted resumé for industry positions.

By BRAD ÆON | April 25 2017

It may well be the single most important predictor of well-being in academia.

By DAVID SMITH | April 05 2017

Engaging with students – both inside and outside the classroom – who are continually linked in to social media and online devices presents a range of opportunities, challenges and pitfalls.

By MAREN WOOD | March 22 2017

A study of tenure and tenure-track faculty in history and English departments.

By CAREY TOANE | March 06 2017

Helping start-ups from the library.

By EMILY BELL | February 21 2017

We shouldn’t hide our career aspirations, because we can benefit from brainstorming our goals and seeking trusted perspectives in narrowing our career choices.

By MIGUEL HAHN & REBECCA HUGLER | February 08 2017

“Each map features in its centerfold a visual timeline that suggests strategies for staying on track.”

By SHOSHANAH JACOBS | January 11 2017

For the last five semesters I have co-taught an introductory biology course. Until now, this has not been the norm in our department. This semester has been different for many instructors: half of our courses are now co-instructed. This dramatic restructuring has caused me to reflect on my experience as a member of a teaching […]

By ISABEAU IQBAL | December 07 2016

Celebrating research that finds academic writers have varied writing practices.

By DAVID SMITH | November 30 2016

8:45 a.m. Fifteen minutes until go time. More than 1,100 exams and score sheets are neatly stacked and patiently waiting in 10 different classrooms to be distributed by an army of proctors. Large swarms of second-year genetics students anxiously migrate to their assigned rooms across campus. I can feel the sweat trickling down my back […]

By SHANNON RUPP | November 08 2016

When it comes to making a foray into social media, the first question novices should ask themselves is, “What do I want to achieve?” That’s the advice of British sociologist Mark Carrigan, who wrote the book Social Media for Academics. He writes that social media tools can enhance any academic career, provided you choose the […]

By CHRISTOPHER BUDDLE | October 04 2016

Goodbye, podium.

By REBECCA PERO | September 27 2016

Participating in activities outside of your graduate work, but still tied to your interests, will help enhance your skill set.