IN MY OPINION
The second annual International Day of Action Against Contract Cheating is an attempt by universities around the world to raise awareness about students who hire others to do their work.
Why don’t more students protest against this most universally distressing ritual of university life?
It is nearly impossible for talented early career researchers – especially women – to obtain stable funding to operate their labs.
There is a new duty felt by teachers at all levels of our education system to make good on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission calls to action, creating both a critically important opportunity and an unease about our preparedness.
The problem of equity is not new, nor is it unique to science, though I sense we’ve been ready to solve it for a long time.
We advocate for a harmonized intellectual property policy based on the creator-owned model.
The impact of the growing interest in fake news has been the realization that the public might not be well-equipped to separate quality information from false information.
The great importance of knowing themselves and recognizing their courage ranged from little everyday acts, called micro-courage, to big acts of courage whereby they felt their job was on the line.
We do them no favours if we help them stay in university when they are not functioning as students because of a mental health crisis.
Copyright monitoring and enforcement would be an onerous and complex task for universities.
Educate yourself, embrace activism, donate your time, and more.
We cannot sit passively by and let the seeds of hatred that have been sown to flourish.
To understand a system, to really answer a question in biology, you have to incorporate genetic diversity, look across multiple genotypes.
“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.