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BY DIANE PETERS | January 09 2020

Universities and industry groups agree the path to engineering needs to be smoother for talented young women.

BY UA/AU | January 02 2020

Welcome to 2020! As we say goodbye to 2019, here are the stories and issues that shaped the past year in Canadian higher education. Stories that made 2019 University Affairs turns 60 Commemorating the magazine’s 60th anniversary was a fun (but daunting) project to take on. The trick was figuring out how to showcase all of […]

BY NATALIE SAMSON | January 02 2020

Some of our readers offer their tips on managing the stresses of university life.

BY UA/AU | December 26 2019

Over the past year we’ve read and reported, edited and produced, hundreds of stories. Here are six that stayed with us. Archives are adapting to an era of digitization and decolonization The idea for this story came out of a brainstorming session for content to include in our 60th anniversary issue. Anniversaries naturally call us […]

BY KERRY BANKS | December 18 2019

Canada is a leader in technology to capture and store carbon dioxide, although some view it as only a stopgap in our move to a carbon-free future.

BY SUZANNE BOWNESS | November 28 2019

Small steps can make a big difference to engaging students in their own assessment.

BY LESLEY EVANS OGDEN | November 27 2019

For many, leaving academia to start a family is a one-way trip – a derailment condescendingly referred to as “the mommy track.”

BY PAUL GOOCH | November 20 2019

A visitor who hasn’t set foot on a campus for many years would be impressed by the wide array of services dedicated to helping students succeed nowadays, according to this excerpt from Course Correction: A Map for the Distracted University.

BY WENDY GLAUSER | October 30 2019

Researchers and funders are increasingly focusing on how to prepare for a changed – and changing – climate.

BY CHRISTINA FRANGOU | October 23 2019

Many universities lack adequate policies on how to deal with cyberbullying, leading to real-life consequences for some targeted academics.

BY DIANA DUONG | October 16 2019

The conversation about race in the profession is heating up. Here’s why.

BY PAUL YACHNIN | October 09 2019

None has landed a tenure-track job, and their lives have had plenty of struggle and uncertainty. But, their narratives point to multiple career paths branching out from the PhD.

BY MOIRA MACDONALD | September 25 2019

They affirm that universities have a vital role to play in helping society navigate through the deepest challenges of our time, from climate change to the dangers of misinformation and rising intolerance.

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | September 23 2019

To mark the magazine’s 60th anniversary, current editor Léo Charbonneau sits down with the magazine’s two preceding editors to look back on the issues, events and personalities covered in its pages over the years.

BY ERIKA THORKELSON | September 18 2019

“Acknowledging that [Indigenous communities] have sovereignty over the material and that it is indeed not yours is one of the key things we’re trying to promote in the work that we’re doing with the archival community.”

BY ANQI SHEN | August 28 2019

Seven of this year’s cohort recount impromptu situations with their students that led them to reflect deeply on what they do.

BY ANQI SHEN | August 21 2019

These programs offer international students, and their host families in Canada, the chance for a real cultural exchange.

BY MARK CARDWELL | August 14 2019

The behind-the-scenes crew that keeps a campus the size of a small city up and running.

BY RANDY BOYAGODA | June 28 2019

The campus novel is fiction for our times, but the best of the genre is timeless.

BY DIANE PETERS | June 26 2019

Canada’s “queen of giraffes” – denied tenure because she was a woman, despite her groundbreaking research – finally gets the recognition she deserves.