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By LÉO CHARBONNEAU | March 23 2009

Herzberg Gold Medal, Brockhouse Prize, Steacies and Killam fellows named

By DANIEL DROLET | March 23 2009

Schools are ‘in denial,’ don’t recognize systemic racism on their campuses

By PEGGY BERKOWITZ | March 09 2009

André Dulude joined the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada as its vice-president, national affairs branch, on Jan. 5, the day the association publicly called for federal budget investments in campus infrastructure as a stimulus to the faltering economy and in university research to position Canada for a strong economic recovery. “So that first […]

By HARMEET SINGH | March 09 2009

For students and professors, the days of physically leafing through hundreds of books when conducting research is fading fast, but scholars still face the same essential challenge of finding the best information resources. Murray Goldberg is seeking to make that search a little bit simpler. He is the creator of Brainify, a social bookmarking site […]

By CAITLIN CRAWSHAW | March 09 2009

At first glance, the University of Alberta’s Festival of Teaching, now in its second year, looks like a business conference that’s been crashed by Halloween pranksters. At one end of the room, a group of students dressed as various farm-related objects (including a cow and a gas can) address a small crowd as slides from […]

By ROSANNA TAMBURRI | March 09 2009

New CREPUQ marketing campaign targets francophone students from abroad

By NICK TAYLOR-VAISEY | March 09 2009

Thanks to the efforts of one Manitoban parliamentarian, postsecondary stakeholders looking to bend the ear of the federal government have a new outlet for their advocacy. Conservative member of Parliament Rod Bruinooge, who represents the riding of Winnipeg South, recently cobbled together a new postsecondary caucus of Conservative MPs that had its first meeting Feb. […]

By HARMEET SINGH | March 09 2009

A new international discipline is emerging with the launch of Girlhood Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, says Claudia Mitchell, a professor in the department of education at McGill University. Dr. Mitchell is one of the journal’s founders, along with her late colleague Jackie Kirk and Pennsylvania State University professor Jacqueline Reid Walsh. A peer-reviewed journal published […]

By LÉO CHARBONNEAU | March 09 2009

He was one of the world’s first computer-game sensations, yet this “screen capture” of the Nintendo mascot Super Mario is decidedly low-tech: the 3’ x 4’ image was created using 17,000 pushpins by students filling in time between classes at the University of the Fraser Valley’s Student Computing Centre. “We decided on Mario because he […]

By LÉO CHARBONNEAU | February 23 2009

Iraqi students and faculty from the University of Basra prepare for a field survey of the marshes in the spring of 2008. As a Canadian project to help restore the fabled Iraqi marshes winds down, the project’s director is optimistic about the future of this culturally and ecologically important region. Barry Warner, a specialist in […]

By DANIEL DROLET | February 23 2009

Some who moved north in Bush presidency have no plans to return

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

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 their role is in our education,” says student Tiffaney […]

By HARRIET EISENKRAFT | February 09 2009

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 of Ontario, an arm’s-length research agency of Ontario’s Ministry of Colleges, Training and Universities. The project encompasses 13 experiments in […]

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