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June-July 2009

BY MOIRA FARR | June 08 2009

When Daphne Gilbert was a law student at the University of Manitoba 20 years ago, she and all her female cohorts walked out of a class taught by a professor whose approach to teaching sexual-assault law struck them as outrageously sexist. Now an associate professor of law and vice-dean of the English law program at […]

BY HARRIET EISENKRAFT | June 08 2009

A tribute to a popular but beleaguered Canadian academic had its world premiere at the 2009 Hot Docs film festival recently in Toronto. Professor Norman Cornett – “Since when do we divorce the right answer from an honest answer?” is Alanis Obomsawin’s perspective on his innovative teaching methods as a contract instructor at McGill University […]

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | June 08 2009

A marine engineering course which incorporated a virtual shipyard in the online world of Second Life won an award for excellence and innovation in the use of learning technology by the Canadian Network for Innovation in Education. The fourth-year course at Memorial University, entitled Marine Production Management, was given by adjunct professor David Murrin in […]

BY SUZANNE BOWNESS | June 08 2009

Finding ways to make use of every part of our food sources is an ancient idea that’s getting a second look from Canadian researchers in such fields as chemical engineering and biotechnology. Their aim is to develop new processes to turn crop waste such as corn stalks, switch grass and sugar cane residue into alternative […]

BY ASSIA KETTANI | June 08 2009

Women’s studies programs have changed how we view violence against women.

BY JOEY FITZPATRICK | June 08 2009

The Students on Ice expedition to Antarctica is no ordinary cruise

BY ANTHONY GURR | June 08 2009

It’s not enough to teach about teaching technologies – use them!

BY BALBIR GILL | June 08 2009

Real-time feedback from students – when used to effect – can energize your classroom

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | May 12 2009

Paul Davidson took on the role of president of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada on May 11. Mr. Davidson, 45, succeeds Claire Morris, who retired after leading AUCC since March 2004. Mr. Davidson was previously executive director of World University Service of Canada, an international development organization linked to Canadian universities and […]

BY PAULINE ANDERSON | May 11 2009

This coming Canada Day, 21 smiling Inuit women will climb a podium in Iqaluit, the capital of Nunavut, to proudly accept a new “Leadership in Learning” master of education degree. For the July 1 event, most of these women will wear amoutis, traditional ceremonial parkas. And on many of these amoutis will be an embroidered […]

BY ROSANNA TAMBURRI | May 11 2009

Some universities, facing big losses in their pension funds as a result of the downturn in financial markets, are investigating ways to overhaul those plans, from lobbying governments for regulatory changes to consolidating plans to seeking new agreements with their faculty. “University pension plans have been seriously impacted by the financial crisis,” said Paul Genest, […]

BY NICK TAYLOR-VAISEY | May 11 2009

More international students expected to win the prestigious scholarship in coming years