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By PATRICIA HLUCHY | August 03 2016

Scholars praise the foundation for its “risk taking” and commitment to addressing timely public issues.

By RYLEY WHITE | August 02 2016

At the University of British Columbia, you can now take five on a toadstool – or rather, mellow out on a bench made of mushrooms. Outside of the UBC bookstore, the university has installed six benches made from a combination of sawdust and mushrooms. The project is one of several intended to showcase UBC research […]

By ANQI SHEN | August 02 2016

In more than 30 years as an artist and designer, Lou-ann Neel has seen trends come and go. She has also grown accustomed to a common refrain from people who use her designs, which draw upon traditional styles of her Kwagiulth heritage, without seeking permission. “I’ve heard all kinds of stories around, ‘I’m honouring your […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | August 01 2016

Surprise performances by the Toronto-born rapper reflect a transformation in Ryerson’s campus culture.

By ANQI SHEN | July 27 2016

For a second year, the Images of Research competition showcases faculty and student research across a range of disciplines.

By MARIE LAMBERT-CHAN | July 19 2016

Established in 2002, the Consortium for Research and Innovation in Aerospace in Quebec now brings together 21 universities and research centres, and 57 companies.

By VÉRONIQUE MORIN | July 18 2016

#100LaScience campaign posits science journalism as vital to the public good.

By ANQI SHEN | June 21 2016

Establishing a new relationship with indigenous peoples is the “most important societal issue” facing the country.

By RYLEY WHITE | June 17 2016

Records from artists like Nickelback, April Wine, and Tom Cochrane might not be the first items to come to mind when you think of university library collections, but a recent acquisition could change that for the University of Calgary. The university library has acquired the entire EMI Music Canada archive from Universal Music Canada, which […]


Thirteen of Canada’s 19 UNESCO Chairs are based in Quebec, with only two at universities outside of major cities.

By SHARON ASCHAIEK | June 08 2016

Initiative marking Queen Elizabeth II’s reign promotes leadership and cultural exchanges among Commonwealth nations.

By NATALIE SAMSON | June 08 2016

University Affairs took home four gold awards at the Canadian Business Media Awards, the highest number of golds presented to any publication this year. Our awards include: Best Issue (Porn Studies, Feb. 2015) Best Cover (Good Food Revolution, April 2015, photography by Michael Crichton, art direction by Underline Studio) Best Photograph (Good Food Revolution, April […]

By BRENNA BAGGS | June 07 2016

Our cars and refrigerators “are spying on us,” says Ray Boisvert at SFU Mindshare event.

By RYLEY WHITE | June 07 2016

A new generation of British Columbia’s indigenous wood carvers is getting support from a forestry research-funded art program to help their careers take root. Opening Doors gives budding artists from First Nations communities in B.C. the opportunity to create their own hand-carved door. The program launched last summer with 10 students training at Emily Carr […]

By RYLEY WHITE | June 07 2016

Do you eat organic fruit? Drive an eco-friendly car? If so, society likely thinks you’re a good person – unless you’re on welfare. We don’t look kindly on those who use government financial assistance to buy expensive “ethical” items, according to a study published in a recent issue of the Journal of Consumer Research. Purchasing […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | May 31 2016

Individualized programs, less coursework and scrapping comprehensive exams some of the options discussed at Future of the Humanities PhD conference in Ottawa.

By MICHAEL RANCIC | May 30 2016

Kevin Turcotte aims for interpretation instead of imitation in the Baker biopic Born to Be Blue.

By ANQI SHEN | May 25 2016

Long-term thinking, smart development are key to preparing for the next big natural disaster.

By RYLEY WHITE | May 23 2016

At the Campus Bike Library, anyone with a McMaster University library card can borrow a bicycle at no cost.


Wilfrid Laurier University’s renowned theoretical physicist Dr. Ghose discusses quantum theory – and the need to attract more women into science.