Christine Sincennes with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research talks about program statistics for the doctoral and fellowship awards, as well as gives advice for submitting a better application.
Learn more about Ryerson University’s urban rooftop farm.
Melissa Dubreuil with the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) gives her advice for applicants and award holders in the Talent Program.
Scientists celebrate Earth Day by protesting the Trump administration’s approach to scientific research.
Much like the Ice Bucket Challenge or the Harlem Shake meme, 2016 was the year of the Mannequin Challenge: a viral trend that saw thousands of participants and videos with millions of views. The Mannequin Challenge features a group of people frozen still in a specific setting, as the camera pans through the scene and […]
Midterm season is upon us. We know it’s a busy time of year, so we thought we’d help you procrastinate. Here are all the things you’ve heard on campus so far this semester, and some things you never will: “Should have gone to med school.” “It binds to the receptor.” “No, please, put up your hand.” […]
The 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro are in full swing! Despite controversies surrounding some of the venues, housing, as well as potential security risks, the Games are set to be an exciting platform for our Canadian athletes to show their best attributes. While we can’t showcase the over 300 Canadian athletes attending this […]
Convocation: It’s a centuries-old tradition that means different things to different people, whether you’re a student, parent, faculty or staff member. Over time, many things stay the same, but now and then you are surprised. At the tail-end of June convocation season, we found some ceremonies over the years that stand out. Interned Japanese Canadians receive degrees from UBC […]
University students can be a tough crowd. For proof, look no further than an anonymous course evaluation or a ratemyprofessors.com review that pulls no punches. So maybe it’s a good thing some professors aren’t taking their reviews to heart – a few even agreed to read them on camera. Here’s our round-up of self-deprecating humour […]
University brews you can use.
In the fourth and final episode of Engaging Audiences, Shari explains how to structure your presentation content for maximum engagement. (Intro music courtesy of Bensound.) Your research is important and deserves as much attention as possible. But if no one can understand what you’re talking about, what’s the point? University Affairs magazine and Informed Opinions […]
With the warm weather finally arriving across the country, some campuses may notice some old friends padding around, reacquainting themselves with the grounds…Animals on campus may be rare for schools in urban or downtown settings, but some schools are notorious for their furry (or fluffy) residents. Here’s a gander at what you could spot if […]
E-portfolios can be a great supplement to a CV – but they are not for everyone, explains Brock psychology professor Tanya Martini.
If there’s one thing “The campus food revolution,” the cover story from UA’s April issue, makes clear, it’s that food is an important part of a campus’s culture. At many universities across Canada, food has become an extension of the institution’s values and priorities — and we’re seeing it not just in food services, but […]
Why you should adopt some basic storytelling principles.
Earlier this week, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada announced the winners of its most prestigious (and richest) awards. It can be difficult to sum up the complex work these researchers do, so here’s it is straight from the source: Axel Becke, Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold Medal for Science and Engineering Dr. […]
Teachers should really think about collecting artifacts and evidence as they go.
Canada’s universities are often supporters and curators of public art projects. Here’s just a small sampling of the artworks creating spaces of beauty, inspiration and contemplation on campuses across the country. Swingin’ UBC The 2014 installation of Janice Swings brought the playground back to school at the University of British Columbia. Peter Fortune, a recent […]
In the second episode of Engaging Audiences, Shari Graydon emphasizes the use of visual material when trying to convey your message. Intro music courtesy of Bensound. Your research is important and deserves as much attention as possible. But if no one can understand what you’re talking about, what’s the point? University Affairs magazine and Informed […]
How to control your projects.