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June-July 2008

BY TIM LOUGHEED | June 09 2008

But bill isn’t expected to affect universities that use animals for teaching and research

BY ROSANNA TAMBURRI | June 09 2008

International students should find it easier to get work permits and jobs and even to become permanent residents after they finish their studies in Canada, thanks to new regulations introduced by the Canadian government in April. The new rules will also help Canadian universities in their efforts to recruit more foreign students and help Canada […]

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | June 09 2008

Growing up on the Prairies, John Hanesiak was fascinated by the intense storms that would suddenly blow in on summer afternoons. Now a professor of atmospheric sciences at the University of Manitoba, Dr. Hanesiak has directed that keen interest to his career. His specialty is storm tracking, which has led him to be known as […]

BY CAITLIN CRAWSHAW | June 09 2008

But a vaccine against infection remains elusive

BY TIM LOUGHEED | June 09 2008

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

BY ANGELA PEREIRA | June 09 2008

Now called human ecology, its practitioners say the shift to a more science-based discipline reflects a return to the field’s roots

BY JUDY NOORDERMEER | June 09 2008

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

BY SUSAN DRAIN | June 09 2008

A writing studies professor offers a spirited reply to a rhetorical question from an associate dean of graduate studies

BY PEGGY BERKOWITZ | June 09 2008

But university still faces challenges from the academy

BY RHONDA MOORE | June 09 2008

What does the term “second life” mean to you? Perhaps it creates images of online games or the life you’ll have when you retire. For a select group of Canada Research Chair holders who spoke recently at a special panel discussion, “second life” was handy shorthand for the wide range of research they do to […]

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | June 09 2008

Changes signal the end of university colleges in name, but not spirit

BY ANGELA PEREIRA | June 09 2008

A program that helps refugees to start a new life on Canadian campuses hits a milestone this summer. The Student Refugee Program, run by World University Service of Canada, will welcome its 1,000th student this August. The program, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, targets refugees who’ve fled their homeland and sponsors them so […]

BY ANGELA PEREIRA | June 09 2008

A referendum on the fate of one of Canada’s oldest student newspapers wasn’t even close in the end, but the students who publish the paper said they shouldn’t have had to go to the polls in the first place. The McGill Daily, which began publishing in 1911, and its sister publication Le Délit received a […]