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By SHAWNA WAGMAN | November 03 2015

“It’s not just for science geeks, it’s for everybody who loves the sky,” says physics professor Howard Trottier.

By SHAWNA WAGMAN | November 03 2015

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 […]

By BECKY RYNOR | November 02 2015

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 […]

By ROSANNA TAMBURRI | October 28 2015

Institutions are working to privately sponsor refugee families and to help bring student refugees here to study.

By KAREN BIRCHARD | October 27 2015

The “It doesn’t Have to Hurt” initiative aims to disseminate evidence-based research quickly through social media.

By SHAWNA WAGMAN | October 21 2015

Nathan Hall opens up about his fabulously popular Twitter persona

By SHAWNA WAGMAN | October 20 2015

Its ringmaster is circus scholar and Concordia professor Patrick Leroux.

By NATALIE SAMSON | October 14 2015

HEQCO report raises concerns over the quality and design of writing assignments across disciplines.

By NATALIE SAMSON | October 13 2015

Comic-book artist shares his passion for storytelling with writers.

By MOIRA FARR | October 07 2015

Many survivors believed their confidential statements would be destroyed, not archived for posterity.

By SHAWNA WAGMAN | October 07 2015

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 […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | October 07 2015

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 […]

By JENNY GREEN | October 05 2015

New book describes how historians are using longitudinal analysis to shed light on our collective past.

By ROSANNA TAMBURRI | September 23 2015

A “wise move” says one academic who’s studied low youth-voting rates.

By NATALIE SAMSON | September 21 2015

Residences compete to see which building can conserve the most.

By NATALIE SAMSON | September 18 2015

From Sept. 21 to 27, nearly 30 universities will host public events in celebration of science.

By ROSANNA TAMBURRI | September 16 2015

Pact reached with regulatory body creates a new certification stream for international student advisers.

By NATALIE SAMSON | September 15 2015

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’ […]

By NATALIE SAMSON | September 09 2015

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 […]

By DAVID HAYES | September 09 2015

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 […]