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November 2008

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | October 24 2008

Two universities joined the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada in October – the Canadian Mennonite University based in Winnipeg and Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Vancouver. Kwantlen has four campuses serving 9,500 full-time students pursuing degrees in the South Fraser region of B.C. Established in 1981, it gained official university status this past September […]

BY ANDREW NIKIFORUK | October 06 2008

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

BY TIM JOHNSON | October 06 2008

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?

BY CAITLIN CRAWSHAW | October 06 2008

Athabasca University bills itself as “Canada’s open university,” a philosophy it has maintained since it began to offer distance-education courses to Canadian students in 1970. Last spring, the university took this philosophy further, launching Athabasca University Press, an open access (OA) scholarly press offering books, journals and websites to the public – free of charge. “It […]

BY ROSANNA TAMBURRI | October 06 2008

Canadian universities will soon have a national marketing tool to help them in their efforts to recruit more foreign students. The Council of Ministers of Education, Canada unveiled a marketing campaign for international education developed jointly by the federal, provincial and territorial governments. The campaign includes a logo – a stylized Canadian Maple Leaf – […]

BY TIM JOHNSON | October 06 2008

Academic style authority proposes new ways of citing web sources

BY FRED DONNELLY | October 06 2008

Released this past summer, the province of New Brunswick’s postsecondary education plan is certainly ambitious. Its stated goal is to create the best such education system in Canada, to increase provincial higher education participation rates, to make university education affordable, to increase the number of graduate students, to add 11,000 places for community college students […]

BY TIM LOUGHEED | October 06 2008

International group advises universities to stop using patents to measure IP success

BY EUGENIA XENOS | October 06 2008

Bringing an international dimension to the curriculum can seem daunting, especially at smaller universities where funding and resources may be limited. But at a recent workshop on internationalization for smaller institutions, one speaker reminded attendees that a university’s greatest resource – its students – can help faculty to integrate global or intercultural dimensions into the […]

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | October 06 2008

Countries are eyeing this vast resource as a potential energy source

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | October 06 2008

Weeks before the start of classes, first-year students at Trent University had already received their first assignment: read the novel Three Day Road by Joseph Boyden and come prepared to discuss it in seminar classes offered during orientation week in September. The idea, according to the university, was to alleviate students’ anxieties as they prepare […]

BY DANIEL DROLET | October 06 2008

Some roadblocks remain for universities that want to join U.S. sports group

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | October 06 2008

Re-launched website enables readers to comment on articles, features video and blogs

BY MARTHA PIPER | October 06 2008

Martha Piper preps university presidents on how to push their institutions into the 21st century

BY RAYMOND F. CURRIE | December 03 2007

As with all professions, academe presents different issues at different stages – especially mid-career