September 30, 2020 Infectious disease expert steps down from federal task force on COVID-19 vaccine Gary Kobinger, director of the centre for infectious disease research (Centre de recherche en infectiologie) at Université Laval, has left the national COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force. The microbiologist says he stepped down from the task force over concerns about conflicts […]
From partnerships with heritage organizations to web crawlers, university archivists, librarians and historians are using a range of tools to capture life in the pandemic.
Speaking to Parliamentarians last month about universities’ response to COVID-19, university presidents asked for support for international students and continued emergency research funding.
Investment management charters and international partnerships are just some of the ways universities are ramping up cross-sectoral efforts against climate change.
On September 9 and 10, scholars across Canada paused academic and administrative work to participate in a strike against anti-Black and anti-Indigenous racism in policing.
The university sought out feedback from thousands of people in creating its new policy on research impacting Indigenous groups.
As COVID-19 continues to create economic challenges for young Canadians, StatCan releases data on student debt and graduate earnings.
The University of Alberta is offering a full-service residence package for self-isolating staff and students.
With the unveiling of its website on September 4, the National Black Graduate Network officially starts its work to connect and support Black graduate students across Canada.
August 28, 2020 New measures on work permit eligibility for international students Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada announced new measures on Wednesday to add more flexibility to post-graduation work permit eligibility for international students beginning their programs online from abroad. Three changes are being introduced: Students may now study online from abroad until April 30, […]
As research ramps ups dramatically due to COVID-19, some researchers say we need to do better to keep the knowledge, and develop the downstream products, here.
With traditional university sports leagues on hiatus, will 2020-21 be the year of collegiate eSports?
Rates of domestic violence and violence against women have been on the rise during the COVID-19 pandemic, and researchers are moving quickly to support survivors stuck at home.
They’ll alert you if you’ve been in close contact with an infected individual, explains U of T’s Emily Seto, but there remain many challenges to their widespread adoption.
July 31, 2020 CAUCE conference to continue online, while Congress prepares for multiple scenarios in 2021 Next year’s conference for the Canadian Association for University Continuing Education will take place online. The association confirmed the news in an email this week, stating that it has “made the difficult decision” to cancel the face-to-face conference in […]
The paper published in the Canadian Journal of Higher Education reveals a range of approaches and offers suggestions for improvement.
Scientific publishing is experiencing major changes these days, with increased production of scientific data, open-access publications and online prepublication. Can these changes last?
The new curriculum has also been adapted to address risks associated with COVID-19.
As part of the international Strike for Black Lives and #ShutDownSTEM, Canadian researchers stopped work as usual on June 10 to dedicate the day to confronting anti-Black racism.
Struggling to juggle myriad responsibilities, “the easiest thing to put off … is research,” says one professor.