An expat explains how a temporary leave to study in the U.K. turned into a life abroad – and what the government could do to bring him back.
The number of predatory publishers is skyrocketing – and they’re eager to pounce on unsuspecting scholars.
Researchers are discovering that the microbes in the human gut don’t just aid digestion, but likely play important roles in the development and regulation of many diseases.
Just starting out? Worried about your lectures, your students, your time-management skills and more? Eight academics offer up their advice.
Once seen as a silly topic for academic study, boredom is now attracting scientists as well as humanities scholars.
The approach of Canada’s 150th anniversary, or sesquicentennial, provides an opportunity to reflect not just on where the country is heading, but also on where it’s been. To that effect, we decided to take a look back in the pages of University Affairs circa 1964 to 1967 to see what was preoccupying universities in the […]
One parent finds that, despite efforts to make it fairer, the process still favours those with money.
Graduate students are trying out Three Minute Thesis-type competitions for the soft skills, public connection – and just a tiny bit of fame.
For the benefit of the entire university community, we need to talk, we need to work together and we need to quell the self-righteous rhetoric.
Experts from within and outside of academia expound on what role universities can play to further the innovation agenda.
A Q&A with Belinda Robinson, chief executive of Universities Australia.
Over the last two years the department of educational studies at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) has been attempting to push the limits of what a small department can do to create compelling online courses and digital resources. As part of this experiment our popular first year transitions course, Introduction to Higher Education, was offered in […]
Where are the women?
The programs not only upgrade their academic qualifications but expose immigrants to how their profession is practised in Canada.
New designs address the trend towards student-centred, active learning.
Researchers at universities across the country are struggling, says Dr. Woodgett of Toronto’s Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute.
How a Christian university opened its heart to the Canadian Muslim convicted of war crimes.
Exposing undergrads to more research opportunities is “becoming the new gold standard.”
Often overlooked or simply taken for granted, campus clubs give students hands-on experience, career connections and much more.
Presidential terminations and resignations are nothing new, even in the staid world of academia. Yet, rarely have they played out in so public a manner as the abrupt departure of president Arvind Gupta at the University of British Columbia in the summer of 2015 or the messy dismissal of Ilene Busch-Vishniac as president of the […]