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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 […]

By LÉO CHARBONNEAU | December 01 2008

This image of the Mary Rose is from a 16th-century collection of paintings of Henry VIII’s navy. Remarkable forensic evidence uncovered by Simon Fraser University criminologist Lynne Bell leads her to believe that miscommunication among a mainly non-English-speaking crew resulted in the sinking of King Henry VIII’s warship, the Mary Rose, during a battle with […]

By LÉO CHARBONNEAU | December 01 2008

A happy ending: Mount Allison’s MacGregor House gets moved to a new location off campus. It’s the ultimate in cash and carry. University of Guelph president Alastair Summerlee recently mused to a local newspaper about the possibility of putting four on-campus brick houses up for sale for a dollar apiece. The catch is that the […]

By HOWARD FLUXGOLD | December 01 2008

At one time, the accepted wisdom was that computers would make paper redundant. Of course, just the opposite happened and offices were submerged in reams of the stuff. Now, the undergraduate advising office in the University of British Columbia’s faculty of land and food systems has taken the radical step of actually going paperless. It […]

By PEGGY BERKOWITZ | December 01 2008

The awards brand Canada as a destination for top-flight students, but can they meet their potential to attract international students in the short term?

By LÉO CHARBONNEAU | November 17 2008

John Tarrant is in Canada to meet with university presidents

By BRONWYN CHESTER | November 17 2008

New study finds them less happy with level of institutional support for family life

By BALBIR GILL | November 03 2008

A more nuanced statement of practice about student travel is in the works

By ROSANNA TAMBURRI | November 03 2008

They say their ambiguous status at universities leads to low pay and other concerns

By MARK CARDWELL | November 03 2008

Michaël Imbeault created his science news site in his spare time. Photo: Marc Robitaille If Michaël Imbeault got a dollar – even a dime – every time somebody visited his new website, he’d be rich. But the Université Laval doctoral student says he’s satisfied, for now at least, with the knowledge that he’s providing a […]

By CAROLYN WONG | November 03 2008

Dr. Bugslag stands in front of stained glass window titled “Justice,” originally installed in a Winnipeg courthouse in 1893. The courthouse was demolished in 1965 and the window now hangs in the University of Manitoba’s faculty of law building. Photo: Sean Moore In the age of box-office hits featuring advanced computer-generated imagery, a “special effects” […]

By LÉO CHARBONNEAU | November 03 2008

Dr. Hutchings put Blake’s poems to music. The poems of William Blake (1757-1827) are celebrated as some of the finest in the English language, but what is not well known by scholars is that he set many of his poems to music. “Some of his contemporaries talk in their memoirs about hearing Blake sing these […]

By LÉO CHARBONNEAU | October 24 2008

Two universities joined the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada in October – the Canadian Mennonite University based in Winnipeg and Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Vancouver. Kwantlen has four campuses serving 9,500 full-time students pursuing degrees in the South Fraser region of B.C. Established in 1981, it gained official university status this past September […]

By NICK TAYLOR-VAISEY | October 24 2008

Creative writing students at UBC strike compromise with the university to protect their future works

By LÉO CHARBONNEAU | October 24 2008

Research share significantly higher than the average for other OECD countries

By CAITLIN CRAWSHAW | October 06 2008

Athabasca University bills itself as “Canada’s open university,” a philosophy it has maintained since it began to offer distance-education courses to Canadian students in 1970. Last spring, the university took this philosophy further, launching Athabasca University Press, an open access (OA) scholarly press offering books, journals and websites to the public – free of charge. “It […]

By ROSANNA TAMBURRI | October 06 2008

Canadian universities will soon have a national marketing tool to help them in their efforts to recruit more foreign students. The Council of Ministers of Education, Canada unveiled a marketing campaign for international education developed jointly by the federal, provincial and territorial governments. The campaign includes a logo – a stylized Canadian Maple Leaf – […]

By TIM JOHNSON | October 06 2008

Academic style authority proposes new ways of citing web sources

By FRED DONNELLY | October 06 2008

Released this past summer, the province of New Brunswick’s postsecondary education plan is certainly ambitious. Its stated goal is to create the best such education system in Canada, to increase provincial higher education participation rates, to make university education affordable, to increase the number of graduate students, to add 11,000 places for community college students […]

By TIM LOUGHEED | October 06 2008

International group advises universities to stop using patents to measure IP success