“It is important for the humanities to take back the word ‘skills’ so that it can incite PhD programs to turn outward toward the world. That is why I want to make a case for the particular value of public skills.”
When students and administrators join resources to improve the food on campus, cafeteria is no longer a dirty word.
With a focus on teamwork, leadership and discipline, being involved in sports is an excellent training ground for a successful career.
The new Prince Edward Island premier – and past president of UPEI – talks about leaving a legacy.
The best of them have real historical value – but writing one is a whole other matter.
An excerpt from University Leadership and Public Policy in the Twenty-First Century: A President’s Perspective.
From innovative teaching to human rights to breast cancer treatment reform, this Carleton professor is relentless in her pursuit for change.
As pornography has proliferated in the digital era, so too has its study, even though this multidisciplinary field has been around for at least 30 years. But, say scholars, the study of sexually explicit subject matter has often been muddied by a binary pro- or anti-porn attitude.
“With more research, we will be able to see how ancient peoples adjusted to and reacted to rapidly rising sea levels – to see how they responded.”
University teachers experiment all the time with innovative ways to involve students more deeply in learning, but games are rarely part of their toolkit. They may be missing a golden opportunity.
It means an overhaul of our education system, so that art penetrates every nook and cranny.
First-year students get up close with their prof and explore issues from all angles in a small-group environment.
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.