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.
York University modernized its system for choosing academic administrators based on research about what works.
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.
Will “publish or perish” soon include “video or vanish”?
How Anthony Bogaert’s pioneering research on asexuality is forcing us to rethink human sexual behaviour.
Driven by diverse factors, retiring academics are leaving their mark in varied – and often surprising – ways.
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.
Could an economic perspective on grades help improve university teaching?
“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.
The 2011 census information about families, released this past fall, delivered a wealth of new data.
Today’s research environment pushes for the quick fix, but successful science needs time to think.
Whether you see them as a catalyst for change or mostly as hype, MOOCs are fundamentally different from other forays into open online learning.
Nothing beats a sabbatical away from home, but nowadays there are other ways to recharge your scholarship.
A literary scholar looks back, and ahead, to diagnose the problems facing his field.
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.
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.
Are we headed up a creek without a paddle?
Academics need the media to help publicize their work, but when important findings are distorted it can lead to decades of distrust.
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.
The scholarly e-book revolution is coming, but there’ll be a few bumps on the road before we get there.