EDITOR’S NOTE Competition: It’s a dog-eat-dog world LETTERS Professional and pregnant PEOPLE ON THE MOVE Canadian Mennonite University has reappointed Cheryl Pauls to a second term as president, and other appointments. CAMPUS #DistractinglyHonest exhibit highlights women’s work in STEM VIU “steps” up for LGBTQ community Talking consent over a cuppa at TRU Gord Downie lends […]
Graduate students are trying out Three Minute Thesis-type competitions for the soft skills, public connection – and just a tiny bit of fame.
This series sponsored by the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences features notable humanities and social sciences researchers with smart ideas for a better tomorrow. This month, we spoke with Yoko Yoshida, associate professor in Dalhousie University’s Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology. After almost 20 years as a landed immigrant from Japan, Yoko Yoshida has extensive […]
At University of Waterloo’s Hack the North, 1,000 students compete to create a new program or project in a gruelling 36-hour contest.
When it comes to making a foray into social media, the first question novices should ask themselves is, “What do I want to achieve?” That’s the advice of British sociologist Mark Carrigan, who wrote the book Social Media for Academics. He writes that social media tools can enhance any academic career, provided you choose the […]
For the benefit of the entire university community, we need to talk, we need to work together and we need to quell the self-righteous rhetoric.
A surge in allegations of sexual violence and hyper-sexualized frosh activities have, in part, inspired the study.
Every decade has its trend, and in the university sector “differentiation” seems to define the current one. It’s difficult to take issue with the basic idea: different institutions should focus on their different strengths. But, this notion has encouraged some implausible conclusions that warrant better scrutiny. One of them is the notion that research (and […]
Eden Hennessey focuses on the positive in her latest interactive artwork at Laurier.
New rainbow staircase is a symbol of queer-positivity at Nanaimo campus.
It has been almost 20 years since I did research in the homes and schools of indigenous people of Quebec. I obtained ethical approval for that work at my university. This consisted of me showing my grant proposal to a colleague down the hall who had no experience with indigenous people and asking her to […]
Experts from within and outside of academia expound on what role universities can play to further the innovation agenda.
Consent Tea brings a spoonful of Downton Abbey to sexual health education.
Gord Downie’s last tour with the Tragically Hip was far from his last act. The singer and Canadian music icon has partnered with the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation at the University of Manitoba to pay tribute to the thousands of indigenous children who went missing in the residential school system and who died […]