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By LÉO CHARBONNEAU | February 09 2009

What’s this? Kristine Spence of facilities management at the University of Saskatchewan is feeding used fluorescent light bulbs into the “bulb eater.” The machine instantly crushes the glass tube and reportedly sucks up 99.9 percent of the mercury and phosphorous inside, which is then re-used for the production of new bulbs. According to Environment Canada, […]

By PEGGY BERKOWITZ | February 09 2009

Infrastructure spending welcome but research story less rosy

By JULIA KENT | February 09 2009

The tragic tale of Aurore Gagnon, a 10-year-old girl from Quebec who is thought to have died from family violence in 1920, continues “to haunt the cultural memory of Quebec,” says John Lutz, a history professor at the University of Victoria and co-director of the website Great Unsolved Mysteries in Canadian History. Launched in 1997 […]

By LÉO CHARBONNEAU | February 09 2009

The thank-you card has a cartoon from Lynn Johnston. To a medical student, a patient represents not just a potential diagnosis but a learning opportunity. To show their appreciation, the medical students at McMaster University decided to design a card that they could give out to patients “to let them know how important and valued […]

By HARRIET EISENKRAFT | February 09 2009

Carleton is one of 11 Ontario universities participating in a research project to test the effectiveness of different learning interventions. Eleven Ontario universities are going back to school, or at least into the laboratory of higher learning, in an effort to improve undergraduate student engagement. The project was launched by the Higher Educational Quality Council […]

By MARK CARDWELL | February 09 2009

New technology developed at U de Sherbrooke will give cell phones FM-radio sound quality

By LÉO CHARBONNEAU | February 09 2009

The Bologna process will have far-reaching effects on European higher
education, but its impact on Canada is still unclear

By JULIA KENT | February 09 2009

A group of medical students at the University of Alberta is promoting a simple solution to improving access to clean water in Africa: a ceramic filter in the form of a clay pot. Water is poured into the pot and when it seeps out the other side it is free 
of harmful pathogens. The key […]

By NICK TAYLOR-VAISEY | January 26 2009

Granting council amendments to Canada’s policy on research conduct respond to concerns from social science community

By LÉO CHARBONNEAU | January 26 2009

The Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada has chosen its next president from the international development community. Paul Davidson, currently executive director of World University Service of Canada, will begin a five-year term as president of AUCC on May 11. He succeeds Claire Morris, who has led AUCC since March 2004 and is retiring. […]

By JULIA KENT | January 12 2009

Researchers at the University of Victoria are bringing to light the early history of colonial British Columbia by painstakingly transcribing the mass of 19th-century correspondence between the colony and London, and placing it online. These colonial dispatches, covering the period from 1846 to 1871, contain valuable new information previously inaccessible to historians. But the documents […]

By MARK HENDERSON | January 12 2009

OCAD symposium raises awareness of importance of cultural industries to economy

By ANNE KERSHAW | January 12 2009

Economy’s slide and end of mandatory retirement see more profs staying on

By LÉO CHARBONNEAU | January 12 2009

A double-double at Timmies – nearly every Canadian would know you’re talking about a coffee at one of Canada’s ubiquitous Tim Hortons restaurants. Sociology professor Patricia Cormack of St. Francis Xavier University tapped into the zeitgeist with her article, “True Stories of Canada: Tim Hortons and the Branding of National Identity,” published in the November […]

By JULIA KENT | January 12 2009

TWU student Katherine Hartline releases one of the kestrels. Photo: Mike Rathjen Researchers at Trinity Western University are experimenting with a natural way to deal with the overpopulation of European starlings by trying to boost the population of their predators. Since their introduction to North America more than a century ago, starlings have thrived on […]

By JULIA KENT | January 12 2009

Even though you may not hear about it, Canadians are still spotting unidentified flying objects, long after their heyday in the 1950s and ’60s, says Chris Rutkowski, a UFO hobbyist whose day job is communications officer at the University of Manitoba. Mr. Rutkowski says there are hundreds of reports each year in Canada from coast […]

By NICK TAYLOR-VAISEY | December 15 2008

New study for Canadian Research Integrity Committee compares policies and incidence at home with eight other countries

By MÉLANIE BÉCHARD | December 15 2008

Ottawa symposium airs different views of the research role of Canadian university faculty from developing countries

By ROSANNA TAMBURRI | December 01 2008

Losses in endowment and pension funds from economic slide put pressure on universities

By CAROLYN WONG | December 01 2008

Dr. Goldschläger collects testimonials of Holocaust survivors. Alain Goldschläger, a professor in the department of French at the University of Western Ontario, is the man responsible for one of the world’s largest collections of Holocaust testimonials – a fact that he thinks is both remarkable and unfortunate. Dr. Goldschläger established the Holocaust Literary Research Institute […]