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October 2008

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | September 08 2008

It’s a dirty job, but somebody’s got to do it. Actually, University of Windsor professor Aaron Fisk doesn’t think his job is really all that dirty, even though it was showcased on a recent episode of the Discovery Channel’s much watched Dirty Jobs show. The program features jobs that have particularly unpleasant aspects which the […]

BY ROSANNA TAMBURRI | September 08 2008

Millennium study provides details on the amount of need-based aid and merit scholarships institutions award to undergraduate students

BY HANNAH HOAG | September 08 2008

In August 1999, hunters traveling along a glacier edge in Tatshenshini-Alsek Park in British Columbia found the frozen remains of a young man. With him were a woven hat, the remnants of a squirrel robe, some tools and a medicine pouch. The glacier fell within the traditional territory of the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations, […]

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | September 08 2008

What are the potential risks of nanotechnology? How can we extract gas hydrates in a socially and environmentally acceptable manner? These are two of the thorny issues ruminated upon recently by expert panels convened by the Council of Canadian Academies. The council, which began operations in the spring of 2006, appears to be picking up […]

BY MOIRA MACDONALD | September 08 2008

No noisy nights or beer-fueled brawls at this residence

BY SHELDON GORDON | September 08 2008

Canada’s ultimate crash course in magazine journalism

BY ROSANNA TAMBURRI | September 08 2008

As Canada and the U.S. experience a generational turnover of university presidents, the tough task of filling the executive office gets even tougher

BY JEFF ROBERTS | September 08 2008

Students expect more Internet access than ever, and universities need to involve everyone in deciding how to provide it

BY HOWARD FLUXGOLD | September 08 2008

Look up, way up. A new canopy walkway at UBC Botanical Garden allows visitors to take a stroll 20 metres off the ground amidst the garden’s 100-year-old fir trees. If they’re lucky, visitors might get a glimpse of a piliated woodpecker tapping out a rhythm on a nearby trunk, or an owl wondering who is […]

BY SUZANNE BOWNESS | September 08 2008

At a standing-room-only panel at the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education congress held at the University of Windsor in June, contributors read from Silences, a book of essays collected by the Council of 3M National Teaching Fellows and centred on the silences in teaching that can “threaten, inspire and shape teaching and […]