May 2, 2018
Queen’s family medicine residents get hands-on training in the Falkland Islands
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For the last three years, the university has been sending newly minted doctors to this isolated territory to practise rural and remote medicine.
BY TIM JOHNSON | APR 27 2018

Sharing research on Twitter may lead to higher citations
Sharing research on Twitter may lead to higher citations
Science communication is becoming more and more important to emerging researchers.
BY TARA SIEBARTH | MAY 01 2018

Canada excels in science, but not so much in innovation
Canada excels in science, but not so much in innovation
After five decades of telling ourselves the same story, can we start asking different questions about innovation?
BY CRESO SÁ | MAY 01 2018

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Innovative Design for Accessibility (IDeA) student competition

The Innovative Design for Accessibility (IDeA) student competition aims to inspire students to use their creativity to develop innovative, cost-effective and practical solutions to accessibility-related issues resulting in communities that are more accessible for persons with disabilities. The objectives of the program are to :

  • contribute to the creation of a culture of accessibility in Canada
  • motivate students to think about accessibility issues and to include accessibility in their creation of social and technological innovations now and in the future
  • develop cost-effective, practical and innovative concepts, programs, initiatives or designs that address everyday accessibility issues

The IDeA competition runs from March 1 to May 31, 2018 at 11:59 pm (EST).


Online learning isn’t as inclusive as you may think
Online learning isn’t as inclusive as you may think
A pair of online instructors revisit the assumption that web-based classes are fundamentally better at accommodating a range of students and teachers.
BY ERIN CLOW & KLODIANA KOLOMITRO | MAY 02 2018

Call for submissions

Do you have a unique teaching tool, classroom routine, tip, technique or innovation to share? We’d love to hear from you. Feel free to forward this opportunity to an interested friend.

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Navigating racism: Black graduate students need support
Navigating racism: Black graduate students need support
Research shows that the concept and practice of “other-mothering” can help Black students navigate the complex and often secretive world of academia.
BY ANITA JACK-DAVIES | MAY 02 2018

PhDs and the “gig” economy
PhDs and the “gig” economy
Precarity is a staple of our professional culture, and once we understand the challenges, we can develop strategies for overcoming them.
BY MAREN WOOD | APR 30 2018

The implication of the Hatch-Waxman Act for universities
The implication of the Hatch-Waxman Act for universities
Among the most interesting implications is the recognition that universities are not exempt from patent infringement for basic research.
BY JONATHAN THON | MAY 02 2018

John Brown University of Calgary

John Brown has been appointed dean of the University of Calgary’s faculty of environmental design, effective March 1. Dr. Brown has been an academic staff member in the faculty for more than 30 years, serving as interim dean since May 2017 and previously as associate dean, research and international. He is a registered architect and fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. He is a founding principal of the design firm Housebrand and a co-founder of Slow Home, an international movement advocating for increased design quality in North America’s housing market.

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    University of Victoria
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    McGill University
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