September 19, 2018
Getting “is” right
Ask Dr. Editor
When you can’t tell how to conjugate “to be,” your lay summary isn’t laying correctly.
BY LETITIA HENVILLE | SEP 19 2018

Some law schools are developing tools to improve access to justice
Some law schools are developing tools to improve access to justice
Online resources are aimed at helping litigants to represent themselves in legal disputes.
BY SHELDON GORDON | SEP 17 2018

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How curiosity-driven science interplays with innovation in Canada’s economy
How curiosity-driven science interplays with innovation in Canada’s economy
An expert panel discussed shifting dynamics between the academy and industry in driving economic development in Canada.
BY ANQI SHEN | SEP 18 2018

What <i>not</i> to do when applying for an academic job
What not to do when applying for an academic job
Reflections from a search committee member.
BY BARBARA J. FALK | SEP 18 2018

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The Canadian Science Policy Conference, taking place November 7-9, 2018 in Ottawa is the largest multi-sector, multi-disciplinary, and national forum on Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy issues in Canada. It has been hailed by Nature Magazine as a sign of hope for Canadian science policy.

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The arts and sciences: branches from the same tree
The arts and sciences: branches from the same tree
Universities can create intentional, integrative learning opportunities without disrupting the rigour of academic disciplines.
BY KIM CAMPBELL & MARTIN FERGUSON-PELL | SEP 13 2018

6 ways to find your silver linings in grad school
6 ways to find your silver linings in grad school
We gain far more by capitalizing on our strengths than by focusing on our weaknesses.
BY STEPHANIE WARNER | SEP 14 2018

Maribeth Murray University of Calgary

Maribeth Murray has been re-appointed director of the Arctic Institute of North America at the University of Calgary, as of July 1. She was first appointed in 2013 and previously worked at the International Arctic Research Center and in the Northern Studies Program of the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. Dr. Murray is a professor in the department of anthropology and archeology at U of Calgary. She is also a board member of POLAR Knowledge Canada and the Arctic Research Consortium of the United States.

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