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BY JANNA ROSALES | August 07 2012

A university teacher argues for “contemplative practices” in university teaching to help students become more reflective and engaged as citizens.

BY TIM JOHNSON | August 07 2012

How Michael Ungar is applying his research to alleviate adversity and provide alternatives to drugs and crime in one of Asia’s toughest slums.

BY DIANE PETERS | August 07 2012

As the small field of leisure studies grows, it struggles for recognition by the academy.

BY JAMES M. SKIDMORE | June 27 2012

This year’s Mr. Congress sees the annual event quite differently now.

BY HARRIET EISENKRAFT | June 11 2012

Romantic partners who are employed at universities in different cities confront many challenges in making their relationships work.

BY MARY JANE MAFFINI | June 11 2012

Janie Redfern had taken a header from her attic window onto the flagstone path below.

BY EDWARD DUTTON | May 02 2012

The origins of the widely used term began in the backwoods of B.C.

BY DOROTHEE SCHREIBER | April 02 2012

A professor analyzes the comments from students taking her course on Indigenous peoples and the environment.

BY BRAD MACKAY | April 02 2012

In an improbable sequence of events, an Ottawa law prof has taken on the constitutional cause of the Afar people in Africa.

BY DANIEL DROLET | April 02 2012

Boosting the classroom occupancy rate is one way some universities are dealing with increasing student populations.

BY TIM JOHNSON | March 05 2012

Canada’s first new law school in more than three decades opens at Thompson Rivers University in the B.C. interior.

BY ROSANNA TAMBURRI | March 05 2012

As journals test the waters of open peer review, authors and editors remain divided over the merits of tinkering with a tried-and-true system.

BY MARK CARDWELL | March 05 2012

A Canadian doctor combined instinct, medical knowledge and historical research to pinpoint the emergence of HIV and its spread through Africa and beyond.

BY MOIRA FARR | February 06 2012

In the social-media age, “face time” between students and professors is becoming rare.

BY TIM LOUGHEED | February 06 2012

Nuclear imaging has revolutionized how we diagnose and treat life-threatening diseases. But the technology requires a reliable supply of isotopes to produce the high-quality images. Canada had it, but nearly lost it, throwing the nuclear imaging field into crisis. The federal government wants to ensure that doesn’t happen again.

BY CLAUDIO D’ANDREA | February 06 2012

It may not let you forget all your troubles and cares, as Petula Clark once sang, but going downtown is proving popular for many universities.

BY PETER RICKETTS | January 09 2012

Ontario’s system isn’t broken, just stressed. Before we try more radical fixes, why not encourage a robust college-university transfer system?

BY MOIRA FARR | January 09 2012

They’ve been called “odd ducks,” “eccentrics” or “little professors.” Now these often brilliant but socially awkward students, diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome, are flocking to postsecondary classrooms in greater numbers than ever before. Here’s how faculty are meeting the challenge.

BY SYLVAIN COMEAU | January 09 2012

Montrealers who survived horrific human rights abuses lend their voices to an unusual oral history project led by researchers from four Montreal universities.

BY ANITA LAHEY | December 05 2011

The experience of poets slash philosophers in academe reveals the growing pains that can accompany shifting disciplinary borders.