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In my opinion

BY KAREN ROBSON | APR 07 2020

With the pandemic upending their lives, many students are feeling stressed, anxious and overwhelmed.

BY JOHN BERGERON | MAR 26 2020

Research on coronaviruses and their enzymes informs responses to the pandemic.

BY ROBERT FURTADO | MAR 18 2020

Rather than dismissing the loneliness of online learning as inevitable, we need to work collectively across academia to continually improve student experiences for everyone.

BY XUEQING ZHANG | MAR 11 2020

These students are using what I call a “silent strategy” to build reputation, but this can backfire, leading to negative interpretations.

BY JOE SPARLING | MAR 09 2020

If you’re a postdoctoral fellow funded by the institution where you work, you’re an employee, full stop.

BY MEHRDAD HARIRI | FEB 24 2020

The tremendous talent that perished on that ill-fated airplane is difficult to imagine.

BY MICHAEL MINDZAK | FEB 17 2020

As AI-facilitated algorithmic writing improves, it poses tricky questions about authorship and what constitutes an “original” paper or assignment.

BY JOHANNE MEDNICK MYLES | FEB 11 2020

Taking an online course may be convenient, but as a fulfilling learning experience it fails us in several ways.

BY JOE HENRY | FEB 03 2020

As universities ramp up supports for students, those who aren’t in school face uneven access to care.

BY BENJAMIN MILLER | JAN 28 2020

In deciding what constitutes a campus club, student unions are called upon to set limits on shared resources while still respecting the procedural rights of all.

BY CHERYL FOY | JAN 17 2020

As we try to make sense of the senseless, we should derive comfort from the fact that universities are much-needed instruments of cultural and social connection.

BY SARAH ELAINE EATON | JAN 16 2020

Violations of academic integrity show Canada is not immune to academic misconduct — and more research is needed to effectively ensure academic quality.

BY ROBERT DANISCH | JAN 13 2020

For me, podcasting is a way to continue the conversation with my students and bring my research to unexpected new audiences.

BY JEFFREY HENNESSY | JAN 06 2020

This “collective unconscious” of a department, faculty or university is what makes it unique.

BY DENIS CLARK | DEC 16 2019

As the U.K. proceeds with Brexit, Canada will likely prioritize collaboration with EU-based researchers over those in the U.K.

BY DAVID PORTER | DEC 09 2019

Collaboration distributes resources among academic institutions, creating conditions for partnerships, sharing and attention to diverse needs.

BY MARY RYKOV | NOV 21 2019

Within academia, the professional editor is considered to be an outside, unknown and potentially dangerous entity.

BY KARL MOORE | NOV 15 2019

As long as you comment on areas that lie within your area of expertise, you provide a needed antidote to some of the foolishness out there.

BY JOHN BERGERON & KATHLEEN DICKSON | NOV 12 2019

Our emphasis on boutique funding programs, rather than open discovery science, hampers our prospects.

BY LENIN CAVALCANTI GUERRA & KEN S. COATES | NOV 06 2019

Finances, academic performance and a sense of belonging may all be factors in whether or students finish their post-secondary studies.