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BY CAITLIN CRAWSHAW | March 13 2013

The University of Alberta boasts the largest number of NSERC Industrial Research Chairs in the country, and it’s on the hunt for even more.

BY PATRICK J. MONAHAN | February 06 2013

York University modernized its system for choosing academic administrators based on research about what works.

BY ROSANNA TAMBURRI | February 06 2013

Too many students are dropping out of doctoral programs or taking too long to finish, prompting some universities to question what they can do to help them along.

BY JACOB BERKOWITZ | February 06 2013

Will “publish or perish” soon include “video or vanish”?

BY BRAD MACKAY | January 09 2013

How Anthony Bogaert’s pioneering research on asexuality is forcing us to rethink human sexual behaviour.

BY TIM JOHNSON | January 09 2013

Driven by diverse factors, retiring academics are leaving their mark in varied – and often surprising – ways.

BY MOIRA MACDONALD | January 09 2013

Sessional instructors are now a crucial part of the teaching equation at most Canadian universities. Some say it’s time to include them more fully in the life of the institution.

BY ROSLYN DAKIN | December 05 2012

Could an economic perspective on grades help improve university teaching?

BY VIRGINIA GALT | December 05 2012

“We are family,” sang Sister Sledge back in 1979, but today what form that family takes is undergoing tremendous change, with important implications for society.

BY MOIRA MACDONALD | December 05 2012

The 2011 census information about families, released this past fall, delivered a wealth of new data.

BY DANIEL MCCABE | December 05 2012

Today’s research environment pushes for the quick fix, but successful science needs time to think.

BY ROSANNA TAMBURRI | November 07 2012

Whether you see them as a catalyst for change or mostly as hype, MOOCs are fundamentally different from other forays into open online learning.

BY TEMA FRANK | November 07 2012

Nothing beats a sabbatical away from home, but nowadays there are other ways to recharge your scholarship.

BY ALBERT BRAZ | November 01 2012

A literary scholar looks back, and ahead, to diagnose the problems facing his field.

BY DIANE PETERS | October 10 2012

As a new law professor, she could have made life easier for herself when confronted with sexism at the university. But then, she wouldn’t be Constance Backhouse.

BY MOIRA FARR | October 10 2012

At universities across the country, scientists are happily leaving the isolation of their old labs and offices to discover the “intellectual collisions” in new collaborative spaces.

BY ADAM CHAPNICK | October 10 2012

Are we headed up a creek without a paddle?

BY TIM JOHNSON | September 10 2012

Academics need the media to help publicize their work, but when important findings are distorted it can lead to decades of distrust.

BY DANIEL DROLET | September 10 2012

Watching porn on a laptop during class, taking a cellphone call in the middle of a lecture, repeatedly interrupting with comments and jokes – there are many ways for students to disrupt a class.

BY SUZANNE BOWNESS | September 10 2012

The scholarly e-book revolution is coming, but there’ll be a few bumps on the road before we get there.