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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.

BY ÉMILE BÉRUBÉ-LUPIEN & PASCALE CASTONGUAY | October 13 2021

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

BY PASCALE CASTONGUAY | October 05 2021

“I’m 48, I’m Black and I work in IT. That they chose me says a lot about the values of Université de Montréal.”

BY TAYO BERO | September 01 2021

One year after a mass reckoning, we examine what universities are doing to address anti-Black racism in their own institutions.

BY BRENT WITTMEIER | August 25 2021

A look at some of the beautiful central gathering places at Canadian universities.

BY IAN MUNROE | August 18 2021

While some Indigenous scholars say there’s been significant progress, others see mostly rhetoric.

BY TARA SIEBARTH | July 07 2021

Michiko Maruyama is changing the field of medicine by creating art and designing toys.

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | July 06 2021

Universities across the country are reassessing historical figures and renaming the buildings that commemorated them.

BY JEAN-FRANÇOIS VENNE | June 23 2021

A look back at the WWII nuclear lab at the Université de Montréal.

BY IAN COUTTS | June 16 2021

Enrollment in philosophy programs and courses are on the rise recently. The discipline is being seen by young people as a tool to understand their world and help change it.

BY MOIRA MACDONALD | June 09 2021

Moving to online delivery of programs and services forced universities to be creative. Here are some of the initiatives they’ll keep as we return to campus in person this fall.

BY KERRY BANKS | May 04 2021

Not only is it a myth that Canada has an abundance of readily accessible water, say researchers, but we’re poorly managing what we do have.

BY KELLY BOUTSALIS | April 27 2021

How Indigenous researchers and communities are working in partnership with universities and non-Indigenous researchers to shape the future of environmental sciences.

BY ISHANI NATH | April 20 2021

Counsellors say the transition has been like ‘building a plane mid-flight.’