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BY UA/AU | April 03 2020

We are publishing regular updates on the situation facing Canada’s universities with regard to the COVID-19 pandemic.

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | April 03 2020

A Q&A with the former federal health minister on her return to academia as dean of health sciences at Queen’s University.

BY NATHAN FUNG | April 01 2020

While the University of Alberta has opted for a mandatory credit/no credit assessment this term, other universities are letting students decide whether to forgo a letter grade.

BY MICHAEL RANCIC | March 31 2020

Psychologists surveyed hundreds of first-year students to determine how a sense of belonging and mattering affects well-being.

BY NATALIE SAMSON | March 31 2020

Here’s how several universities have responded so far to Ottawa’s appeal for critical supplies, expertise and labour in response to the pandemic.

BY JEAN-FRANÇOIS VENNE | March 27 2020

The team from U de Montréal and ULaval hope to develop a rapid test before a second wave of the disease strikes.

BY EVA VOINIGESCU | March 26 2020

The one-metre telescope offers a “richer” academic experience for astronomy students and amateur stargazers alike.

BY DIANE PETERS | March 25 2020

“We’ve had dress rehearsals with MERS, SARS and H1N1. We’ve been there before,” says one researcher. “What are we going to learn this time in a way that actually sticks?”

BY ANDRÉANNE APABLAZA | March 24 2020

The federal government is asking Canadian universities to provide critical supplies and manufacturing solutions to help fight the pandemic.

BY EMILY BARON CADLOFF | March 23 2020

As long as faculty are consistently communicating with students, the delivery method isn’t as important as the content, says one expert.

BY ALEX GILLIS | March 20 2020

Last year, the centre led a historic meeting of research stakeholders that ended with a consensus definition of predatory publishing. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | March 11 2020

An analysis of institutions’ strategic policy documents suggests U15 institutions are actively addressing equity, diversity and inclusion, though most struggle to define the issues.

BY ANDRÉANNE APABLAZA | March 06 2020

The federal government is funding research teams to study COVID-19, while the Tri-Agencies announced they will reimburse some fees incurred due to coronavirus-related travel cancellations.

BY TARA SIEBARTH | March 05 2020

The federal government, USports and a team of researchers hope to encourage more women into university-level coaching jobs.

BY ANDRÉANNE APABLAZA | March 03 2020

Now that it has become a reality, the next priority for the Université de l’Ontario français is to put together a “top-notch team.”

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | February 28 2020

SciArt was conceived as a way to make STEM more accessible to the art crowd, but a partnership with Science North has broadened the show’s audience by thousands.

BY EMMA MCPHEE | February 25 2020

A donation of 30,000 UFO-related materials makes the university the place to be for paranormal research in Canada.

BY CHRISTINA FRANGOU | February 20 2020

“This is a loss for individual universities, individual families and friends. It’s a loss for the scholarly community. It’s a loss for this country.”

BY SHARON ASCHAIEK | February 18 2020

Nearly everything we do now generates reams of data, and universities are helping Canadians to make productive use of it.

BY MARK CARDWELL | February 18 2020

Carleton University grad student Tamara Banbury went from studying to being a part of the voluntary cyborg culture.