IN MY OPINION
“Extremism is now startlingly pervasive, politically poisonous, and requires constant repudiation.”
A university principal reflects on his efforts to stay active as a professor.
The shift towards open access is an opportunity to reform academic publishing to better serve the public interest.
His characterization of postmodernism, however, appears rather suspect.
How can we tell if there’s a problem if we don’t measure it?
Protests like the March for Science can be cathartic, but Canada’s science community and government should both ditch spin and open the lines of communication.
By its actions, the country has shown its deep commitment to diversity, inclusivity and global citizenry.
The recently announced awards from the Trans-Atlantic Platform support projects across the disciplinary spectrum.
Shouting down controversial speakers and obstructing campus events are not new phenomena, and there are ways to handle it appropriately.
If developed and implemented with meaningful consultation, such policies can have both a symbolic and instrumental impact.
What calls to action will we take on? And, how can student affairs not only fulfill but exceed these commitments and calls?
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.”
In exchange for a company funding their doctoral program, grads would commit to four years’ employment afterward at that firm.
Patterned after the existing Quebec model, such a committee would be an essential bridge between the chief science advisor and student researchers.
Organizers are reviewing results of the pilot project and aim to launch the next phase this fall.
“While ‘truthiness’ suggests at least a semblance of truth, ‘post-truth’ declares its utter obsolescence.”
For a decade now, the ResearchImpact network, representing 12 Canadian universities, has been engaged in knowledge mobilization with measureable impacts.
They should be used to inform and encourage, not to penalize.
A university communications and marketing director tries to cut through the bafflegab.
“We see an opportunity to breathe new life and richer content into the growing number of incubators across campuses.”