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BY DANIEL DROLET | January 12 2011

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.

BY JOHN LORINC | January 12 2011

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?

BY DIANA SWIFT | December 06 2010

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.

BY PIERRE ZUNDEL + PATRICK DEANE | December 06 2010

For real change, we need to radically rethink the teaching and learning process.

BY ROSANNA TAMBURRI | December 06 2010

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.

BY LYNN CUNNINGHAM | November 08 2010

Call me cuckoo – I do – but I don’t understand why my university health plan won’t cover treatment for mental illness.

BY BENOÎT GODIN | November 08 2010

The short, fascinating history of how we measure science reflects the preoccupations of the time.

BY MARK CARDWELL | November 08 2010

“All of them are endangered,” says one academic. “There are no exceptions.”

BY HARRIET EISENKRAFT | October 12 2010

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?

BY VIRGINIA GALT | October 12 2010

The two partners behind the research marketing firm Academica tell us what today’s students are looking for in a university education.

BY TIM JOHNSON | October 12 2010

Deciding which system works best for your university can be complicated, but let’s not call the whole discussion off, urge two professors.

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | September 13 2010

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.

BY DIANE PETERS | September 13 2010

Your technology may look clean, but it’s using up lots of power – and that means greenhouse gas emissions.

BY DANIEL DROLET | September 13 2010

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.

BY DIANE PETERS | September 13 2010

Universities are looking at ways to make information technology on campus more energy efficient and eco-friendly.

BY MOIRA MACDONALD | August 16 2010

Innovative science teaching breaks out of lecture mode to give students a mental workout – and the motivation to stay in science programs.

BY DANIEL DROLET | August 16 2010

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.

BY GAIL BOWEN | June 08 2010

What happens to a past-his-prime professor who gets his wish to go back in time?

BY TIM JOHNSON | June 08 2010

A look at the world-class programs that are educating leaders for Canada’s voluntary sector.

BY TIM LOUGHEED | April 06 2010

Enthusiastic volunteers help researchers with the labour-intensive task of collecting data and specimens in the field.