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By LÉO CHARBONNEAU | January 11 2010

A wall of plants three stories high at Saint Mary’s University is not only meant to be esthetically pleasing, but also helps to remove airborne contaminants.

By LÉO CHARBONNEAU | January 11 2010

A torch stands outside the Olympic skating oval at the University of Calgary, a lasting reminder of Calgary’s 1988 Winter Games and the legacy they left behind. The legacy of the Olympics is also on the mind of Vancouver-area institutions for the upcoming 2010 Winter Games. No university got the chance this time to have […]

By DANIEL MCCABE | January 11 2010

Preston Manning has been a knowledgeable supporter of science for years

By LÉO CHARBONNEAU | January 11 2010

There’s plenty of folklore, but few facts, about the origins of a two-headed calf on display in the pathology wing of the University of Saskatchewan’s Western College of Veterinary Medicine. The calf (pictured above) was there well before technical supervisor Lois Ridgway began working in pathology. She told the university’s On Campus News that she […]

By CAROLYN WONG | December 07 2009

Daily maid service, wet bar, luxurious linens, modern decor and a chic bistro – these are not the kinds of amenities you’d expect from your typical campus accommodations. But the University of Calgary’s newly opened Hotel Alma, one of Canada’s few on-campus hotels, “is not a traditional campus residence,” says Voula Cocolakis, associate vice-provost, residence and […]

By LÉO CHARBONNEAU | December 07 2009

Students may sometimes roll their eyes at their university’s marketing efforts, but Brock University has found a way to get their students actively involved. Using their distinctive “Both Sides of the Brain” campaign, the university has invited students to discover their own “other side” with a special photo booth and through an online Facebook contest. […]

By ROSANNA TAMBURRI | December 07 2009

Most schools are concerned about funding from provincial grants

By PHILIP FINE | December 07 2009

Nine out of 10 international students say they are satisfied with their decision to study in Canada and eight out of 10 say that both their courses and universities met or exceeded their expectations, according to the 2009 survey of international students by the Canadian Bureau for International Education. On the less positive side, the […]

By PHILIP FINE | December 07 2009

Three programs highlight ways of including international students and their families in the community

By LÉO CHARBONNEAU | November 23 2009

The Vancouver 2010 Winter Games organization has partnered with the Globe and Mail newspaper to produce a series of Olympic-themed podcasts featuring Canadian academics. The podcast series, entitled “Intellectual Muscle: University Dialogues for Vancouver 2010,” began in October, and new podcasts are being added each week until the start of the games in mid-February. The […]

By TARA SIEBARTH | November 23 2009

Advocates need to show how research helps solve problems, says AUCC’s Herb O’Heron

By ELAINE SMITH | November 09 2009

Lucky duo to sing in celebration of U of T’s engineering society

By PEGGY BERKOWITZ | November 09 2009

The Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada welcomes its 95th member

By ROSANNA TAMBURRI | November 09 2009

Students from low-income families who get help with student-aid forms are more likely to attend university, says a Canada-U.S. study

By LÉO CHARBONNEAU | November 09 2009

Researchers capture first images of memories being made

By LÉO CHARBONNEAU | October 22 2009

Recession likely keeping students in school and out of the labour market

By PEGGY BERKOWITZ | October 19 2009

Researchers and policymakers hope it will help journalists better cover science and researchers better understand reporters’ motivations

By PHILIP FINE | October 19 2009

Polaris Institute commends several universities for embracing bottled-water-free zones

By ROSANNA TAMBURRI | October 05 2009

As one of the few groups funding national research on student access to university and college, demise of the Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation will leave a gap

By UA/AU | October 05 2009

University Affairs was named a finalist for overall best magazine website, overall best design and twice for best blog.

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