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BY BRIAN OWENS | May 04 2022

How COVID-19 has transformed the way we publish and report on scientific research.


Looking back on a century of scientific growth.

BY DAVID NEWLAND | April 21 2022

My past experience is always with me, below the surface, yet my teaching work hasn’t been about what I’ve done. Instead, it’s been about trusting the depths of my experience to stabilize me.


Renewed international interest in our closest celestial neighbour is giving academics a chance to build out Canada’s space exploration expertise.

BY KERRY BANKS | March 16 2022

Elizabeth Clare’s work could help transform the way scientists study and monitor animal biodiversity around the world.

BY FRANCES BULA | March 09 2022

Universities are exploring ways to build more student accommodations of all kinds amid a worsening shortage.

BY BRIAN OWENS | March 02 2022

Some say there’s been too little progress toward supporting Canadian research in fundamental science.

BY SARAH ELAINE EATON | February 22 2022

When addressing student plagiarism, it is easy to react emotionally, but as educators we need to keep a growth mindset even when we find ourselves in ethically challenging situations.

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | February 11 2022

These Canadian Olympians are taking the term “student athlete” to the next level.

BY JENNIFER QUESNEL | January 19 2022

Home to one of Canada’s only Level 3 biosafety labs, VIDO was one of the first in the country to isolate SARS-CoV-2.

BY MOIRA MACDONALD | January 12 2022

They’ve been on the lips of a growing number of postsecondary administrators and faculty in recent years, and COVID-19 has only accelerated the trend.

BY KERRY BANKS | January 05 2022

After prolonged delays, many academics are hoping to restart their stalled research projects.

BY UA/AU | December 30 2021

As an eventful 2021 comes to an end, here are the stories and issues that shaped the year in Canadian higher education. Re-enjoy some of our award-winning content during your holiday break. And in the spirit of the season, share this newsletter with anyone in your network who may not know about UA. Stories that […]

BY UA/AU | December 23 2021

Stories we’re thinking about at year’s end.

BY LESLEY EVANS OGDEN | December 09 2021

The ‘Flip the Script’ program she developed is having an impact on campuses in Canada and internationally.

BY JOEL BELLIVEAU | December 02 2021

A personal take on the added value a francophone university outside Quebec brings to its community.

BY PAMELA SUGIMAN | November 25 2021

University leaders need to recognize that each of us is at a different stage in our journey toward equity, justice and self-determination, and that racism within the academy cannot be swept away with one brush.

BY JULIE CAFLEY | October 27 2021

An expert on leadership in higher education explores the reasons women are less likely to be appointed president, and why so many have unfinished mandates.

BY DIANE PETERS | October 19 2021

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine is inspiring other universities to prioritize social accountability, advocate for health-policy change, and serve communities in need.


When it comes to universities offering French-language programs outside Quebec, Laurentian’s problems are just the tip of the iceberg.