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IN MY OPINION

By ANGELA CAMPBELL | April 17 2017

If developed and implemented with meaningful consultation, such policies can have both a symbolic and instrumental impact.

By DEENA SHAFFER | April 11 2017

What calls to action will we take on? And, how can student affairs not only fulfill but exceed these commitments and calls?

By DEBORAH POFF | April 04 2017

COPE’s principal objective is “to educate and advance knowledge in methods of safeguarding the integrity of the scholarly record for the benefit of the public.”

By DANIEL WOOLF | March 28 2017

In exchange for a company funding their doctoral program, grads would commit to four years’ employment afterward at that firm.

By JEAN-CHRISTOPHE BÉLISLE-PIPON ET AL | March 20 2017

Patterned after the existing Quebec model, such a committee would be an essential bridge between the chief science advisor and student researchers.

By ELIZA BATEMAN, CATHERINE NYGREN & PAUL YACHNIN | March 14 2017

Organizers are reviewing results of the pilot project and aim to launch the next phase this fall.

By MITCH DIAMANTOPOULOS | March 07 2017

“While ‘truthiness’ suggests at least a semblance of truth, ‘post-truth’ declares its utter obsolescence.”

By ROBERT HACHÉ & ROBERT GREENWOOD | February 27 2017

For a decade now, the ResearchImpact network, representing 12 Canadian universities, has been engaged in knowledge mobilization with measureable impacts.

By ROBERT O'KELL | February 22 2017

They should be used to inform and encourage, not to penalize.

By KIM MCKECHNEY | February 14 2017

A university communications and marketing director tries to cut through the bafflegab.

By TERESA KRAMARZ & KOUROSH HOUSHMAND | February 03 2017

“We see an opportunity to breathe new life and richer content into the growing number of incubators across campuses.”

By TED HEWITT | January 30 2017

The film’s authenticity owes a special nod to a McGill linguistics professor.

By MARC COUTURE | January 25 2017

If the famous blacklist is to be replaced, it needs a rethink.

By DANIEL NIVEN | January 17 2017

Newer tests and treatments are not always better and too much care can be bad for your health.

By GERALD WALTON | January 09 2017

Why should stretched public dollars go to undeserved six-figure salaries for people who do not do their jobs?

By G. RAPLEY BUNTING | January 04 2017

The program would be modeled on our system of mortgage financing, with repayment periods of up to 25 years.

By PAUL DAVIDSON | December 09 2016

The search is now on for Canada’s chief science advisor.

By AARON W. HUGHES | December 02 2016

We’ve all heard about the “death of the humanities” – the decreasing enrolments and loss of full-time positions in these disciplines. What we tend to overlook is that, while there are certainly tenure-track jobs available in Canada, many tend to go to foreign-trained academics. However, until someone embarks on a much-needed and full-scale study on […]

By KIM BLANK | November 30 2016

Yves Gingras, in his recent opinion article, argues against the general validity of academic rankings. He writes that they do not tell the whole story and should not be taken seriously by “well-educated academics.” This begs at least one question: What exactly should be taken seriously as we assess or scrutinize universities and colleges for […]

By YVES GINGRAS | November 21 2016

Every year on August 15 exactly, many university presidents – particularly in Europe – get nervous. They know that the annual “Shanghai Ranking” – published since 2004 – is released on that day. Has their institution moved up or down on the list? Whatever the case may be, the communications department will prepare a press […]

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