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BY BRONWYN CHESTER | NOV 17 2008

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

BY BALBIR GILL | NOV 03 2008

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

BY ROSANNA TAMBURRI | NOV 03 2008

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

BY MARK CARDWELL | NOV 03 2008

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 free service that is helping people everywhere learn more about his favourite subject – […]

BY CAROLYN WONG | NOV 03 2008

In the age of box-office hits featuring advanced computer-generated imagery, a “special effects” medium from the past is making a comeback, and University of Manitoba professor Jim Bugslag is playing a key role in its return to the limelight. “Medieval stained glass was a special-effects medium that really wowed people in the Middle Ages and […]

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | NOV 03 2008

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 songs at literary salons in London,” says […]

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | OCT 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 | OCT 24 2008

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

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | OCT 24 2008

Research share significantly higher than the average for other OECD countries

BY CAITLIN CRAWSHAW | OCT 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 | OCT 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 | OCT 06 2008

Academic style authority proposes new ways of citing web sources

BY FRED DONNELLY | OCT 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 | OCT 06 2008

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

BY EUGENIA XENOS | OCT 06 2008

Bringing an international dimension to the curriculum can seem daunting, especially at smaller universities where funding and resources may be limited. But at a recent workshop on internationalization for smaller institutions, one speaker reminded attendees that a university’s greatest resource – its students – can help faculty to integrate global or intercultural dimensions into the […]

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | OCT 06 2008

Countries are eyeing this vast resource as a potential energy source

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | OCT 06 2008

Weeks before the start of classes, first-year students at Trent University had already received their first assignment: read the novel Three Day Road by Joseph Boyden and come prepared to discuss it in seminar classes offered during orientation week in September. The idea, according to the university, was to alleviate students’ anxieties as they prepare […]

BY DANIEL DROLET | OCT 06 2008

Some roadblocks remain for universities that want to join U.S. sports group

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | OCT 06 2008

Re-launched website enables readers to comment on articles, features video and blogs

BY HOWARD FLUXGOLD | SEP 08 2008

Look up, way up. A new canopy walkway at UBC Botanical Garden allows visitors to take a stroll 20 metres off the ground amidst the garden’s 100-year-old fir trees. If they’re lucky, visitors might get a glimpse of a piliated woodpecker tapping out a rhythm on a nearby trunk, or an owl wondering who is […]