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There’s growing respect for a collaborative kind of research activity that starts with a two-way exchange of information between researchers and the community


There’s growing interest in the role of the university as a tool for regional development, but the impact is hard to measure, warns expert Mario Polèse

BY ANNE MULLENS | April 07 2008

There is a growing tide of litigiousness on Canadian campuses. While some complaints may appear frivolous, universities never take them lightly

BY TIM JOHNSON | March 10 2008

University students are discovering the flexibility and accessibility of distance-education courses

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | March 10 2008

Actually, today’s students are often overwhelmed by multiple stresses. A nurse-educator and administrator explain how their schools are responding to the growing need for mental-health services


Big-city universities try new strategies to keep commuter students on campus, so they’ll do better academically

BY MAEVE HALDANE | February 11 2008

Margaret Lock’s life work has helped reveal how people’s experience of sickness and health is tied to the culture they belong to

BY MOIRA FARR | February 11 2008

Aboriginal leaders like Kevin Chief are inspiring a new generation of kids to stay in school

BY ALLISON LAWLOR | February 11 2008

Mount Allison’s Cuthbertson House gives students a lesson in ecologically friendly living

BY MARK CARDWELL | January 07 2008

Some experts feel Canada’s universities have been slow to support security and intelligence studies post-9/11

BY JEAN NICOLAS | January 07 2008

A heated debate over how to train PhD students for the jobs awaiting them has percolated for 15 years in Europe and the U.S. It’s high time for a Canadian discussion

BY STEPHEN STRAUSS | January 07 2008

Only a tiny fraction of bees produce honey. Researcher Laurence Packer’s mission is to learn everything he can about the vast majority that don’t

BY ALEX GILLIS | December 03 2007

Academic misconduct is a reality, but what’s less certain is how often it occurs and what’s the best way to combat it

BY ROSANNA TAMBURRI | December 03 2007

Canada’s mishmash of student aid programs is working up to a point but has failed to close the gap in university participation rates between the rich and poor

BY TERENCE DAY | November 05 2007

Are laptop bans the answer to the misuse of computers in the classroom?

BY DANIEL DROLET | November 05 2007

University of Ottawa law professor Amir Attaran is determined to use his high-profile academic position to fight for the rights of the less fortunate

BY TIM JOHNSON | November 05 2007

Meet the risk-taking scholars who are shaking things up while they build tomorrow’s academic library

BY TREENA HEIN | October 09 2007

The field of ‘public history’ gains ground in Canada

BY KARINE JOLY | September 10 2007

New technologies are changing the way schools get the message out when a crisis erupts on campus. But the most valuable tool in the communications toolkit is still a well-tested plan

BY DANIEL DROLET | September 10 2007

Boys seem to underachieve educationally relative to girls. But many questions remain about what’s going on and what, if anything, should be done to address the issue.