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
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
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
Tips and advice on choosing the right teaching with technology conference this year – and how to get the most out of it
An agricultural researcher who studied at UBC puts his knowledge to work as the new governor of Kandahar province
Our commitment to conduct a research network in two languages faced some predictable challenges – and offered some surprising rewards
Angus McLaren spent a career discovering what people thought about sex through the ages
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?
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?
No one’s studying Canadian politics anymore, or not the way they used to. Should we care?
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
Practical advice from the co-author of a new book
A handful of Canadian colleges and universities are exploring the learning possibilities of this virtual online world, with mixed results
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
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 […]
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 […]
Why job prospects for philosophy grads are brightening
Martha Piper preps university presidents on how to push their institutions into the 21st century
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
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?