May 18, 2022
Provincial budget round-up 2022: university sector highlights
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This crop of provincial budgets focus on increasing health-care seats and funding infrastructure projects at postsecondary institutions.
BY HANNAH LIDDLE | MAY 13 2022

This Canadian scientist helped lay the groundwork for pandemic-taming COVID-19 vaccines
This Canadian scientist helped lay the groundwork for pandemic-taming COVID-19 vaccines
UBC’s Pieter Cullis is gaining wider recognition for the discovery of a ‘delivery system’ used in mRNA technology.
BY KERRY BANKS | MAY 18 2022

How to break the email curse
How to break the email curse
You didn’t come into academia to do email: use this acrostic tool to attain R-E-D-E-M-P-T-I-O-N and break its hold over you.
BY BAILEY SOUSA & ALEXANDER CLARK | MAY 12 2022

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The importance of inclusive access to instructors
The importance of inclusive access to instructors
A recent study looked at how often students engage with their professors outside of the classroom, and how much accessibility and inclusivity matter.
BY SHOSHANAH JACOBS, M. ALEX SMITH, LISA ROBERTSON, VICTORIA REA & BAILEY BINGHAM | MAY 18 2022

McMaster’s graduate midwifery program aims to give the profession a boost
McMaster’s graduate midwifery program aims to give the profession a boost
‘Midwives have a lot to offer,’ says the program’s director, ‘and they’re underutilized in Canada compared to in other countries.’
BY WENDY GLAUSER | MAY 16 2022

How to structure your diversity statement for your academic job search
How to structure your diversity statement for your academic job search
Be sure to define your terms, detail your experience and outline your future plans.
BY LETITIA HENVILLE | MAY 17 2022

Geoffrey Payne University of Northern British Columbia

The University of Northern British Columbia has appointed Geoffrey Payne as the institution’s sixth president and vice-chancellor. Dr. Payne has served as UNBC’s interim president since February 2020, helping to guide the university through the COVID-19 pandemic and ratifying a collective agreement with the UNBC faculty association. He first came to UNBC in 2004 to teach physiology, following a postdoctoral fellowship at Yale University in the department of cellular and molecular physiology and John B. Pierce Laboratory. Since then, he has held a variety of roles, including vice-president, research, and went on to be one of the founding faculty members of the northern medical program at UNBC. He holds a PhD in cardiovascular and renal physiology,  a master’s of science in neuroscience and pharmacology, and a bachelor of science in behavioural neuroscience from Memorial University.

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