“It’s not just for science geeks, it’s for everybody who loves the sky,” says physics professor Howard Trottier.
Call it Murphy’s Law of umbrellas: carry one around all day and you’ll never see a drop of rain; forget it at home and you’ll be sure to get soaked. For the weather-weary folks on the University of British Columbia campus, an umbrella-sharing service has come to the rescue. Founded by UBC alumni Amir Entezari […]
The patient is stunned, then furious. “A mistake? You made a mistake?” he thunders, before breaking down in ragged sobs. The surgeon, a urology resident, has just told his patient that the pathology report indicating no evidence of prostate cancer had been misfiled in “Mr. Smith’s” chart. The patient’s actual report, however, shows aggressive prostate […]
Institutions are working to privately sponsor refugee families and to help bring student refugees here to study.
The “It doesn’t Have to Hurt” initiative aims to disseminate evidence-based research quickly through social media.
Nathan Hall opens up about his fabulously popular Twitter persona
Its ringmaster is circus scholar and Concordia professor Patrick Leroux.
HEQCO report raises concerns over the quality and design of writing assignments across disciplines.
Comic-book artist shares his passion for storytelling with writers.
Many survivors believed their confidential statements would be destroyed, not archived for posterity.
Carleton University students would have a tough time ignoring the presence of the bright yellow bench in their main quad. And that’s the point. The vividly painted bench, installed in September, is meant to be a daily visual reminder for students to open up and talk about mental health issues. The bench is the first […]
It’s not every Canadian university that can boast a Boeing as part of its teaching facilities. That’s exactly what the University of the Fraser Valley has been doing since it became the lucky recipient of a Boeing 727-200 jet aircraft this summer. The 727 was donated by KF Aerospace to the university’s aircraft structures technician […]
New book describes how historians are using longitudinal analysis to shed light on our collective past.
A “wise move” says one academic who’s studied low youth-voting rates.
Residences compete to see which building can conserve the most.
From Sept. 21 to 27, nearly 30 universities will host public events in celebration of science.
Pact reached with regulatory body creates a new certification stream for international student advisers.
University Affairs has scored seven nominations in six categories at the 2015 Canadian Online Publishing Awards. The website is vying for gold in the following categories in the business-to-business media division: Best news coverage Universities caught up in overhaul of foreign workers program Medical marijuana a growing field for university researchers in Canada Dentistry students’ […]
Canada’s Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council is spearheading a project to streamline the path to international research funding. The Trans-Atlantic Platform is a consortium of 17 funding agencies from 12 countries, backed by the European Commission and co-led by SSHRC and the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). Its mission is to facilitate international […]
When Christine Le was a kid, she became passionate about science from watching Bill Nye the Science Guy and Popular Mechanics for Kids. Add a supportive high school teacher and you end up with Ms. Le’s career today. She is nearing completion of her PhD in organic chemistry at the University of Toronto’s prestigious Lautens […]