We asked some prominent academics to choose two books they read this year that particularly impressed them: one within their field and another they read for pleasure. Here’s what they said.
Across the country, people with disabilities are redefining the possible by excelling in scholarly pursuits that were once off limits to them.
But first, your university needs a policy on alternative-format dissertations.
Two of Canada’s cultural and intellectual giants were also rivals at U of T.
As a young historian, she treated obstacles as things to understand rather than to skirt. The attitude persisted during her entire, stellar career.
It aims to engage students with a mix of online lectures and in-class components.
Rape chants and allegations of sexual assault spur universities to think hard about how they’re handling violence against women.
Assessing student performance is an integral part of academic life, if not always a very appealing one. The good news is that it’s getting better and easier.
With retirement at age 65 no longer mandatory in Canada, members of the boomer generation – including academics – are asking that pivotal question.
Canadian researchers tackle what’s become a major public-health issue: concussion in sport.
It may the last big human-rights issue of our age – welcoming people who identify with the sex opposite to the one they were born with.
In a time of dispiriting public debate, what is the public intellectual to do?
Our family’s trip to Tanzania stirred thoughts, once again, on whether committed North Americans can make a meaningful difference in the communities they meet.
Schools are unpaving paradise and creating a stronger sense of place.
“If I’m suffering it means I don’t know enough.”
A short story by Sarah Glassford.
Today, many students are gaining international experience through internships, practicums and volunteering, rather than just through credit courses.
Math and education professors support the drive for better math skills, but sometimes disagree on how to get there.
York’s university secretary and general counsel reflects on a challenging career.