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BY UA/AU | December 31 2020

As an eventful 2020 comes to an end, here are the stories and issues that shaped the year in Canadian higher education. Stories that made 2020 Flight 752: a terrible start to the year While the pandemic has been uppermost in most people’s minds in 2020, the new year began with another unimaginable tragedy: the death of all 176 passengers and […]

BY UA/AU | December 24 2020

It’s been quite the year. We’ve read and reported, edited and produced, hundreds of stories, many of them related to the COVID-19 pandemic. While we get ready to say goodbye to a memorable 2020, here are the stories that we’ll remember in 2021. The engineering gender gap: it’s more than a numbers game It’s been […]

BY JOANNE ONG ET AL | December 02 2020

A group of York University students got together to discuss what aspects of in-person classes they miss most while studying remotely.

BY PASCALE CASTONGUAY & MOIRA MACDONALD | November 25 2020

New university presidents face unique challenges resulting from the current crisis. Four recently installed presidents look back at the first few months of their terms.

BY MATTHEW HALLIDAY | November 11 2020

Administrators warn of tough sanctions for those breaking pandemic rules, while prioritizing a gentler sort of persuasion.

BY KERRY BANKS | October 28 2020

Chronic procrastination is on the rise, say experts, and appears to be prevalent among academics. We really should get around to doing something about it.

BY LESLEY EVANS OGDEN | October 21 2020

More dads are taking time to be with their families, but policies and supports still have a long way to go.

BY ANDRÉANNE APABLAZA | October 15 2020

Foreign hackers are prying into COVID-19 research from around the world, and Canadian universities are not immune.

BY DIANE PETERS | October 14 2020

Researchers expect big things if and when dependable quantum computing becomes a reality, and they are eager to ensure that the country is well-positioned to play a meaningful part.

BY PAUL YACHNIN | September 30 2020

On their way to graduation, PhD students become converts to the Church of Knowledge. But this secular church is in need of reformation.

BY KERRY BANKS | September 16 2020

Now mostly admired for their aesthetics, university clock towers were originally erected to reinforce the concept of an orderly sense of learning and to help students get to class on time.

BY IVAN JOSEPH & IVAN JOSEPH | September 09 2020

A vice-provost, student affairs, and an incoming first-year student sit down to talk about the student experience during a pandemic.

BY WENDY GLAUSER | September 02 2020

Public health communicators, they say, need to show humility, admit what they don’t know, and most importantly foster a two-way dialogue.

BY MATTHEW HALLIDAY | August 26 2020

Students will again venture the globe one day as part of their education, and when they do universities must be ready to assist them when things don’t go as planned.

BY EMILY BARON CADLOFF, SHAUNA MCGINN & MARK CARDWELL | August 19 2020

Remote teaching, half-empty residences and virtual orientations will mark this year’s return for most students.

BY KERRY BANKS | July 29 2020

As COVID-19 began to spread around the globe, so too did a toxic brew of rumours, misinformation and conspiracy theories.

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | July 20 2020

The York assistant professor and author of From the Ashes says he has a responsibility to those who suffer from addiction, and to his former self, to tell his story of homelessness and redemption.

BY MOIRA MACDONALD | June 30 2020

Seven academics reflect on the moment they realized the world had changed.

BY EVA VOINIGESCU | June 24 2020

The Montreal Neurological Institute-Hospital is pioneering an open-science model that could change the way medical research is conducted across the globe.

BY RHIANNON RUSSELL | June 17 2020

This May, Yukon College officially became Yukon University. The journey to becoming Canada’s first university north of the 60th parallel has been more than 45 years in the making.