Colleges seeking university status aren’t just looking to change their institutions – they’re aiming to change what a university can be.
In more than 4,000 paintings over 15 years, Brandon University stands out as a favourite subject of plein-air painter Weiming Zhao.
Quebec needs more teaching graduates to respond to growing K-12 enrolment; meanwhile, the rest of Canada is also looking for French-speaking teachers.
“Tackling these questions in an open, transparent and scholarly way is one of the things we’re doing to make ourselves more welcoming as a community to people of diverse racial backgrounds,” said King’s president.
Seed banks are helping researchers resurrect plants from the past and create crops for the future.
Ebola researcher Gary Kobinger, a 20-year-old research team and an assistive-technologies pioneer are among those being honoured.
The City of Montreal has partnered with university researchers in a major project to decontaminate an old industrial site through vegetation.
Student mobility and research collaboration will be among the items under discussion.
The initiative builds on a pilot project in Nova Scotia to combat the region’s shrinking and aging population.
André Gaudreault of Université de Montréal among the Killam winners, while University of Toronto’s Lewis Kay takes NSERC’s Herzberg Gold Medal for Science and Engineering.
“There is a sense of pride, a sense of continued resilience in language learning,” says coordinator at the University of New Brunswick’s Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre.
Interactive website features videos, maps and plain-language explanations to bring home the reality of climate change to Canadian communities.
Science communication is becoming more and more important to emerging researchers.
For the last three years, the university has been sending newly minted doctors to this isolated territory to practise rural and remote medicine.
Shifting attitudes around drug use are changing the way universities address the opioid crisis.
Increases in some provinces make up for lost ground, while others tread water.
Making lunch out of research leftovers.
Investment in R&D as a share of GDP has steadily declined since 2001, mainly due to low business R&D expenditures, says expert panel.
The aim is to bring an end to “colonial approaches” that have traditionally excluded Inuit from research planning processes.
In the interest of cancer prevention, the creators of hitchBOT have paired the smarts of IBM’s Watson with Pepper, the most personable robot you’ll ever meet.