EDITOR’S NOTE First in the family: Helping first-gen student succeed LETTERS An alternative perspective on alt-ac careers PEOPLE ON THE MOVE Laurentian University has appointed Carol Kauppi director of research at the university’s Centre for Research in Social Justice and Policy, and other appointments. CAMPUS Dal professor partners with parenting website to help ease children’s […]
A little well-timed support can smooth the transition for first-time university students.
A new academic discipline challenges our ideas of what it means to be “sane.”
Rather than building new, refurbishing old structures saves money and preserves heritage.
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It’s three in morning. I can’t sleep. I’m sweating and anxious. In three hours I have to stand in front of 600 undergraduate students and try my best not to pass out. Like an athlete before the big event, I’m envisioning my lecture slide by slide, which takes my heart rate into overdrive. How did […]
A combination of events set me to thinking about “boldness” this summer and early fall. Just before summer started, one of our researchers at Dalhousie University, Jeff Dahn, signed a contract with U.S. electric-car manufacturer Tesla Motors. This led to a visit by Tesla’s vice-president, J.B. Straubel, complete with a bright red Tesla that was […]
“It’s not just for science geeks, it’s for everybody who loves the sky,” says physics professor Howard Trottier.
Call it Murphy’s Law of umbrellas: carry one around all day and you’ll never see a drop of rain; forget it at home and you’ll be sure to get soaked. For the weather-weary folks on the University of British Columbia campus, an umbrella-sharing service has come to the rescue. Founded by UBC alumni Amir Entezari […]
Ali Dastmalchian was appointed dean of the Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University. His appointment at SFU will begin Jan. 1, 2016. Dr. Dastmalchian is currently professor of organization studies and international business at the University of Victoria’s Gustavson School of Business. From 2002 to 2012, he was dean of the Gustavson School, […]
The patient is stunned, then furious. “A mistake? You made a mistake?” he thunders, before breaking down in ragged sobs. The surgeon, a urology resident, has just told his patient that the pathology report indicating no evidence of prostate cancer had been misfiled in “Mr. Smith’s” chart. The patient’s actual report, however, shows aggressive prostate […]
Institutions are working to privately sponsor refugee families and to help bring student refugees here to study.
The “It doesn’t Have to Hurt” initiative aims to disseminate evidence-based research quickly through social media.