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 […]
Twenty-five years and just over 60 percent complete, the Dictionary of Old English is a labour of love for U of T scholars.
The vast and varied world of academic Twitter accounts provides much to the community: a quick laugh, a source of information and/or procrastination (sometimes both simultaneously) and often rich networking and learning opportunities. Of course, you should already be following University Affairs and our bloggers from The Black Hole, Speculative Diction, From PhD to Life […]
A Q&A with professor Brenna Clarke Gray.
Canada’s science minister says she understands the research community and wants to hear its concerns.
Campus art galleries today are much more than collections of art hanging on walls.
Just a tiny minority of Canadian students choose to study abroad, and that’s a problem. Here’s what some universities are doing to try to reverse the trend.
What some universities are doing to weave indigenous peoples, cultures and knowledge into the fabric of their campuses.
Universities must act decisively when disaster strikes.
The authors of a new book challenge what they call the “frantic pace” of contemporary university life.
Ingenuity’s the key when you’re one of Canada’s smaller university presses.