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BY DIANE PETERS | December 05 2011

Students have been starting up businesses at such a feverish pace that the biggest challenge for universities that house such programs is keeping up with the talent and energy they’ve unleashed.

BY DIANE PETERS | December 05 2011

The status of research-based evidence in the Canadian courts moved up a notch with the resounding Insite decision by the Supreme Court. The implications for social scientists and their work could be profound.


A new book argues for substantial reform to Ontario’s higher-education system, including the introduction of a rare breed of institution in Canada: the teaching-oriented university.

BY TIM JOHNSON | November 07 2011

Why some scholars are adopting an educational philosophy that eschews formal lessons and any form of structure – and why others think it could be dangerous.

BY MOIRA MACDONALD | November 07 2011

Oversupply doesn’t begin to describe the labour-market mismatch between newly minted teachers and teaching jobs in Ontario.

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | October 11 2011

June 6, 1911: the day Canada’s universities joined together in a national body.

BY ROSANNA TAMBURRI | October 11 2011

Canadian faculty are welcomed in many developing countries for their skill in introducing student-centred learning.

BY PEGGY BERKOWITZ | October 11 2011

No previous governor general of this country has known universities as intimately or as broadly as the one who currently holds the office.

BY VIRGINIA GALT | September 12 2011

Skills training gives PhD students a boost, whether they find work inside or outside academia.

BY PEGGY BERKOWITZ | September 12 2011

When a university president leaves unexpectedly, the one who’s appointed interim leader assumes a crucial role in preparing the ground for the next president.

BY DIANE PETERS | September 12 2011

A group of female academics, activists and litigators have joined together to literally rewrite Charter equality cases from a feminist perspective.

BY JESSE SENKO | August 17 2011

Watch the progression of the artwork from our August-September cover, as displayed in a tunnel under Concordia University.

BY ROBYN JEFFREY | August 17 2011

Take a tour of some of the new works of art that Canadian universities have commissioned for the public to enjoy.

BY MAGGIE MA | August 17 2011

A single interdisciplinary field would bring new insights and understanding to this very human reality, say proponents, but others aren’t sure it’s necessary.

BY TIM JOHNSON | August 17 2011

What does this distinguished designation mean in Canadian universities? Well, these days, it really depends on who you ask.

BY TIM JOHNSON | June 13 2011

How Canadian researchers are continuing the nation’s 60-year record of excellence in aerospace.


A work of fiction.

BY TARA SIEBARTH | June 13 2011

University Affairs web editor Tara Siebarth talked to Stephen Henighan, a professor of Spanish-American literature at the University of Guelph, about writing fiction, the inspiration behind his short story in this month’s issue, and the difference between academic and creative writing.

BY TARA SIEBARTH | June 13 2011

University Affairs web editor Tara Siebarth sat down with photographer Daniel Tobias to discuss his experience of taking the photos for the cover story for June-July issue.


Most privately funded scholarships are awarded to students attending a particular university or to children of a company’s employees. But a few pan-Canadian programs have a bigger objective in mind.