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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.


The online service offers students free access to live mental-health support through an app or website.

By MOIRA MACDONALD | May 10 2016

International graduates of Canadian universities are “the perfect candidates” for citizenship, says immigration minister

By RYLEY WHITE | May 09 2016

Residency introduces a fourth-year student to the writing life.

By ANQI SHEN | May 04 2016

Move is overdue recognition that the university has become much more diverse, says president.

By PETER WILSON | May 02 2016

A pro-exit vote would strip EU students of privileged access to U.K. universities, prompting them to look elsewhere.

By DIANE PETERS | April 27 2016

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By ANQI SHEN | April 26 2016

The International Federation of National Teaching Fellows is set to launch this fall.


Mindshare series officially launched in Edmonton with a discussion on the future of energy.