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?
No noisy nights or beer-fueled brawls at this residence
Canada’s ultimate crash course in magazine journalism
As Canada and the U.S. experience a generational turnover of university presidents, the tough task of filling the executive office gets even tougher
They’re still a rare breed but the flock is growing. Should it be?
Comparative literature is a small field that’s often misunderstood, even by neighbouring disciplines in the faculty of arts. That’s partly why it’s in crisis
Fewer and fewer universities require students to master a second language. Some think that’s a shame
Canadian researchers have been chronicling the decline of the world’s fisheries for years yet some remain cautiously optimistic that we may still be able to turn the tide on their fate
Now called human ecology, its practitioners say the shift to a more science-based discipline reflects a return to the field’s roots
Once bitten by the overseas volunteer bug, these very special faculty and staff members find the work so rewarding that it’s hard to give it up