Discovering extraterrestrial life is the goal of the new Institute for Research on Exoplanets, or iREx, at Université de Montréal. The institute will be helped in its quest by a recent $1-million donation from the Trottier Family Foundation, created by Lorne Trottier, a founder of the Montreal-based Matrox Corporation and a space exploration enthusiast. The […]
Rebuilding trust and dialogue key themes at recent conference in Ottawa.
A new student residence under construction on the University of British Columbia campus will be one of the tallest wood buildings in the world. UBC says the 18-storey structure builds on the university’s commitment to sustainability and innovation. The eco-friendly structure will stand 53 metres tall and house more than 400 students after its completion, […]
On the Origin of Species one of several valuable books taken from Mount Saint Vincent University’s library years ago.
Total research spending also lagging that of competitor countries, says latest STIC report.
Some academics call for changes to Statistics Canada’s independence and data-gathering methods.
Two Ryerson profs are documenting the afterlife of the iconic ruin.
An associate editor at the journal, from U of Alberta, explains what pushed the entire editorial board to quit.
University Affairs magazine won five gold awards at the 7th annual Canadian Online Publishing Awards (COPA) in Toronto on November 19. The magazine’s website won in the blue division, representing business-to-business, trade and association publications. The COPA awards, produced by Masthead (a digital trade magazine for the Canadian magazine industry), have awarded University Affairs every year since its inception. […]
They and their colleagues are a well-educated bunch: 14 MPs hold PhDs while more than two-thirds have at least a bachelor’s degree.
Deaf graduate shares her research using innovative online tools.
To mark its anniversary, the organization launches a timeline of important events in its history.
Recent gathering held in Toronto is part of the UN International Year of Light.
“Sometimes 10 seconds can be the difference between life and death,” says professor Carlos Ventura.
Much of this information is being used without our consent or knowledge, say SSHRC grant recipients.
“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.