It’s a truism: universities are steeped in tradition. But while some campus customs have survived the ages, others have fallen into disfavour as the university itself changes with the times.
Canadian governments give generously with tax incentives and subsidies for business R&D, but businesses aren’t doing that much R&D in Canada. What are we doing wrong?
The world’s neglected tropical diseases debilitate or kill more than one billion people worldwide. But there is hope as a small number of researchers in Canada and elsewhere join the battle to reduce the heavy burden of illness.
For real change, we need to radically rethink the teaching and learning process.
Those who observe a wrongdoing at a university often face two unpalatable options – blow the whistle and suffer the consequences or turn a blind eye and let it continue unchecked.
Call me cuckoo – I do – but I don’t understand why my university health plan won’t cover treatment for mental illness.
The short, fascinating history of how we measure science reﬂects the preoccupations of the time.
“All of them are endangered,” says one academic. “There are no exceptions.”
Universities are considered to be among the most liberal institutions in society, yet many non-Caucasian scholars say they still feel excluded or denied opportunities. How does this happen?
The two partners behind the research marketing ﬁrm Academica tell us what today’s students are looking for in a university education.
Deciding which system works best for your university can be complicated, but let’s not call the whole discussion off, urge two professors.
Three guys, three PhDs in science (one pending), write three blogs on science policy. Their blog posts – and personal lives – provide interesting insights into the state of science training in Canada today.
Your technology may look clean, but it’s using up lots of power – and that means greenhouse gas emissions.
A community-wide initiative to keep kids in school, spearheaded by sociologist Michel Perron, is winning converts far from Quebec’s Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean region.
Universities are looking at ways to make information technology on campus more energy efficient and eco-friendly.
Innovative science teaching breaks out of lecture mode to give students a mental workout – and the motivation to stay in science programs.
Web portfolios, self-assessment tools and a formal transcript that details a student’s involvement in non-curricular activities are the new buzz in student services.
What happens to a past-his-prime professor who gets his wish to go back in time?
A look at the world-class programs that are educating leaders for Canada’s voluntary sector.
Enthusiastic volunteers help researchers with the labour-intensive task of collecting data and specimens in the field.