University of British Columbia dentistry professor David Sweet was awarded in November the Medallion of Distinguished Service, the highest Canadian Armed Forces medal for civilian service. Dr. Sweet, who serves as associate dean of students in UBC’s faculty of dentistry, was bestowed the award for his work in training Canadian police and military pathologists in […]
EDITOR’S NOTE Curiosity defines them: A bumper crop of stories LETTERS Sorry Rick Mercer, I’d love to agree but I think you’re wrong PEOPLE ON THE MOVE UBC dentistry prof honoured by Canadian Armed Forces CAMPUS Integrated theatre class ‘transforms’ persons with disabilities As featured in National Geographic New study offers snapshot of Canadian publishers’ […]
The ability to measure results from digital campaigns is pushing universities in a new direction.
But, despite its rising importance, the field suffers from growing pains, say academics.
As pornography has proliferated in the digital era, so too has its study, even though this multidisciplinary field has been around for at least 30 years. But, say scholars, the study of sexually explicit subject matter has often been muddied by a binary pro- or anti-porn attitude.
Convergence is in the air.
The portrayal of clergy in fiction is the theme of a new book by Sue Sorensen, an associate professor of English at Canadian Mennonite University. The Collar: Reading Christian Ministry in Fiction, Television, and Film is described by publisher Cascade Books as “a wide-ranging study of the many ways – heroic or comic, shrewd or […]
“With more research, we will be able to see how ancient peoples adjusted to and reacted to rapidly rising sea levels – to see how they responded.”
The experience has improved their lives and opened up their world, says U of Lethbridge professor.
Transforming graduate education.
University teachers experiment all the time with innovative ways to involve students more deeply in learning, but games are rarely part of their toolkit. They may be missing a golden opportunity.
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Smaller publishers are the most active exporters, study finds.
But at least one university is fighting back with an awareness campaign to ease the pressure.
By encouraging researchers to publish in international journals, we may be steering their work in the wrong direction.