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February 2009

BY JULIA KENT | January 12 2009

Researchers at the University of Victoria are bringing to light the early history of colonial British Columbia by painstakingly transcribing the mass of 19th-century correspondence between the colony and London, and placing it online. These colonial dispatches, covering the period from 1846 to 1871, contain valuable new information previously inaccessible to historians. But the documents […]

BY MARK HENDERSON | January 12 2009

OCAD symposium raises awareness of importance of cultural industries to economy

BY ANNE KERSHAW | January 12 2009

Economy’s slide and end of mandatory retirement see more profs staying on

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | January 12 2009

A double-double at Timmies – nearly every Canadian would know you’re talking about a coffee at one of Canada’s ubiquitous Tim Hortons restaurants. Sociology professor Patricia Cormack of St. Francis Xavier University tapped into the zeitgeist with her article, “True Stories of Canada: Tim Hortons and the Branding of National Identity,” published in the November […]

BY JULIA KENT | January 12 2009

Researchers at Trinity Western University are experimenting with a natural way to deal with the overpopulation of European starlings by trying to boost the population of their predators. Since their introduction to North America more than a century ago, starlings have thrived on this continent, with estimates of their numbers ranging from 200 million to […]

BY JULIA KENT | January 12 2009

Even though you may not hear about it, Canadians are still spotting unidentified flying objects, long after their heyday in the 1950s and ’60s, says Chris Rutkowski, a UFO hobbyist whose day job is communications officer at the University of Manitoba. Mr. Rutkowski says there are hundreds of reports each year in Canada from coast […]

BY LYNN CUNNINGHAM | January 12 2009

He is exceptional in many ways, but Andrew’s disability will make it difficult for him to access postsecondary education. Where does he fit in?

BY ROSANNA TAMBURRI | January 12 2009

No one’s studying Canadian politics anymore, or not the way they used to. Should we care?

BY MOIRA MACDONALD | January 12 2009

Attending public lectures is a great way to sharpen the intellectual saw, as our correspondent discovered after spending a month attending free public lectures at Toronto universities

BY YVES GINGRAS | January 12 2009

The director of communications at Lakehead University recently wrote, in this column, that it is time that academics realize that we live in a marketplace and thus have to “brand” our universities to sell our “products” to potential “buyers” – the students. She told us how, in much less time than expected, she transformed the […]

BY NICK TAYLOR-VAISEY | December 15 2008

New study for Canadian Research Integrity Committee compares policies and incidence at home with eight other countries

BY MÉLANIE BÉCHARD | December 15 2008

Ottawa symposium airs different views of the research role of Canadian university faculty from developing countries

BY MELANIE SCOTT | March 10 2008

An interview with professor John Beck, conflict resolution expert