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BY DIANA SWIFT | April 06 2009

Once hailed as the mightiest magic bullet since antibiotics, gene therapy quickly hit technical and ethical roadblocks. But the lessons learned are helping to guide the next generation of genetic research

BY SHELDON GORDON | April 06 2009

Law students offer their time pro bono to help guide groups and individuals – many of whom can’t afford legal counsel–through the judicial maze

BY DANIEL MCCABE | March 09 2009

In the wake of the most devastating economic crisis in generations, how is the failure of prevailing economic models transforming economists’ research agendas? University Affairs asked a number of Canada’s leading economic thinkers

BY TIM JOHNSON | March 09 2009

Tips and advice on choosing the right teaching with technology conference this year – and how to get the most out of it

BY JEFF DAVIS | March 09 2009

An agricultural researcher who studied at UBC puts his knowledge to work as the new governor of Kandahar province

BY DAVID KAUFMAN + LOUISE SAUVE | February 09 2009

Our commitment to conduct a research network in two languages faced 
some predictable challenges – and offered some surprising rewards

BY ANNE MULLENS | February 09 2009

Angus McLaren spent a career discovering what 
people thought about sex through the ages

BY DANIEL DROLET | February 09 2009

Atlantic universities learn a lot about wooing applicants as their local supply of 18 to 24-year-olds starts to dry up. Are there lessons here for other regions?

BY LYNN CUNNINGHAM | January 12 2009

He is exceptional in many ways, but Andrew’s disability will make it difficult for him to access postsecondary education. Where does he fit in?

BY ROSANNA TAMBURRI | January 12 2009

No one’s studying Canadian politics anymore, or not the way they used to. Should we care?

BY MOIRA MACDONALD | January 12 2009

Attending public lectures is a great way to sharpen the intellectual saw, as our correspondent discovered after spending a month attending free public lectures at Toronto universities

BY YVES LUSIGNAN | December 01 2008

Practical advice from the co-author of a new book

BY CHRISTAL GARDIOLA | December 01 2008

A handful of Canadian colleges and universities are exploring the learning possibilities of this virtual online world, with mixed results

BY PASCAL ZAMPRELLI | December 01 2008

The life of an independent scholar, without the safety net of a university, brings with it trepidation, financial challenges and, for some, exhilarating freedom. Meet four who’ve taken the ride

BY MOIRA FARR | November 03 2008

Gilbert Arbez loves his job. As a full-time “teaching associate” at the University of Ottawa’s school of information technology and engineering, Mr. Arbez has spent the past five years teaching undergraduate courses in computer science, software engineering and computer engineering. “I worked for many years in a lab with machines all day,” he says. “Now […]

BY SUZANNE BOWNESS | November 03 2008

Sometimes a teacher can learn from his students. For Dalton Kehoe, an award-winning communications studies professor at York University, the opportunity to record his lectures newscaster-style in a professional studio seemed like a great idea – until he solicited student feedback on the finished product. “I like teaching and I have all kinds of awards […]

BY DANIEL DROLET | November 03 2008

Why job prospects for philosophy grads are brightening

BY MARTHA PIPER | October 06 2008

Martha Piper preps university presidents on how to push their institutions into the 21st century

BY ANDREW NIKIFORUK | October 06 2008

University of Calgary’s Peter Facchini seeks to unlock the secrets of one of mankind’s oldest, most valuable and most controversial domesticated plants – the “sleep-giving” opium poppy

BY TIM JOHNSON | October 06 2008

Social networking sites are uncharted territory for cheating, identity theft and other mischief. How should universities address the growing possibilities for problems on the new frontier?