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January 2009

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | December 01 2008

It’s the ultimate in cash and carry. University of Guelph president Alastair Summerlee recently mused to a local newspaper about the possibility of putting four on-campus brick houses up for sale for a dollar apiece. The catch is that the purchasers would have to physically move the fixer-uppers elsewhere. If the idea sounds familiar, it […]

BY HOWARD FLUXGOLD | December 01 2008

At one time, the accepted wisdom was that computers would make paper redundant. Of course, just the opposite happened and offices were submerged in reams of the stuff. Now, the undergraduate advising office in the University of British Columbia’s faculty of land and food systems has taken the radical step of actually going paperless. It […]

BY PEGGY BERKOWITZ | December 01 2008

The awards brand Canada as a destination for top-flight students, but can they meet their potential to attract international students in the short term?

BY YVES LUSIGNAN | December 01 2008

Practical advice from the co-author of a new book

BY CHRISTAL GARDIOLA | December 01 2008

A handful of Canadian colleges and universities are exploring the learning possibilities of this virtual online world, with mixed results

BY PASCAL ZAMPRELLI | December 01 2008

The life of an independent scholar, without the safety net of a university, brings with it trepidation, financial challenges and, for some, exhilarating freedom. Meet four who’ve taken the ride

BY BRETT ZIMMERMAN | December 01 2008

If the fate of university scholars is based on the old adage of “publish or perish,” then it’s a wonder that so many who haven’t published haven’t perished. Perhaps that exhortation applies mostly to assistant professors who run the risk of losing their full-time status if they don’t perform adequately in that arena (thank goodness […]

BY ROSANNA TAMBURRI | December 01 2008

Losses in endowment and pension funds from economic slide put pressure on universities

BY CAROLYN WONG | December 01 2008

Alain Goldschläger, a professor in the department of French at the University of Western Ontario, is the man responsible for one of the world’s largest collections of Holocaust testimonials – a fact that he thinks is both remarkable and unfortunate. Dr. Goldschläger established the Holocaust Literary Research Institute in 1996, after collecting 600 survivor testimonials […]

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | December 01 2008

Remarkable forensic evidence uncovered by Simon Fraser University criminologist Lynne Bell leads her to believe that miscommunication among a mainly non-English-speaking crew resulted in the sinking of King Henry VIII’s warship, the Mary Rose, during a battle with the French in 1545. The sinking of the Mary Rose, with the loss of nearly 400 on […]

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | November 17 2008

John Tarrant is in Canada to meet with university presidents

BY BRONWYN CHESTER | November 17 2008

New study finds them less happy with level of institutional support for family life

BY CAROLYN STEELE | April 10 2007

Academic networking for the neophyte