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By PEGGY BERKOWITZ | December 03 2007

Writing is one of the crucial skills that academics need to perfect, no matter what field they’re in. But it’s a skill that scholars, and everyone else, mostly learn through instruction, then trial and error. Dalhousie University’s school of graduate studies is trying to add a modicum of observation to the process. On Jan. 26, […]

By STEPHEN STRAUSS | November 05 2007

One reason may be the master’s degree

By LÉO CHARBONNEAU | September 10 2007

To most of her colleagues, Maureen Connolly is known as the director of Brock University’s Centre for Teaching, Learning and Educational Technology. She is also a popular teacher and 3M Teaching Fellow. But to others she is Maureen Connolly, professional bodybuilder. A professor of physical education and kinesiology, Dr. Connolly has been participating in bodybuilding […]

By PEGGY BERKOWITZ | August 07 2007

There’s growing awareness that newly minted researchers need professional skills that enhance their technical knowledge of their discipline. Demands for professional skills – such as written and oral communication, project management, leadership and teaching – are coming from at least three groups: graduate students, who are concerned about their marketability; the academic research community, with […]

By ROSANNA TAMBURRI | February 12 2007

University heads increasingly have to juggle competing interests and the balancing act isn’t always easy