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IN MY OPINION

By KELLY MCSHANE | September 23 2015

I work in an interdisciplinary way, but I find that I am still sitting on the fence.

By PIERRE-ALEXANDRE BOLDUC | September 16 2015

Exchange students often find coming home the toughest part.

By JULIE CAFLEY | September 08 2015

Stories of six unfinished mandates raise concerns about governance.

By LORNE CARMICHAEL | September 01 2015

To know why fewer women choose math and science, you need to know the principle of occupational choice.

By ANDREW A. WHITE | August 24 2015

Last week, University Affairs published an opinion piece titled “Why archaeology needs a divorce from anthropology” that garnered plenty of discussion and commentary from across the disciplines and throughout North America. Andrew A. White, an assistant research professor in the South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of South Carolina was moved to […]

By PHIL OCTETES | August 18 2015

Ending the relationship might allow both partners finally to develop and grow.

By ROSEANN O’REILLY RUNTE | August 12 2015

Universities must work together to achieve this goal.

By ERIN CLOW | August 04 2015

An alt-ac career is not the traditional route for a PhD, but it’s not shameful.

By ARVIND GUPTA AND DEBORAH BUSZARD | July 16 2015

Universities and colleges have a unique capacity and responsibility for health and well-being.

By BRUCE WALSH | July 08 2015

There is a move afoot to make publicly funded monographs and journals Open Access (OA) – free – through the Internet. This is a revolutionary move that could lead to the vast dissemination of knowledge, a renaissance in scholarship, and help level the playing field between the haves and the have-nots. I’m for it! But […]

By ANDREW PARK | June 23 2015

Or, how a professor decides to enter politics.

By BRIAN STEVENSON | June 17 2015

Brazil understands that investing in international study is a path to global competitiveness.

By BRUCE TSUJI | June 16 2015

The newer iterations are a much better use of the medium.

By DONNA KOTSOPOULOS | June 09 2015

How the liberal arts made me better at mathematics.

By KEVIN MCCABE | June 04 2015

There are not many things in A.D. 2015 which can make an adult blush. Certainly, no one seems to be embarrassed these days by the proverbial “embarrassment of riches.” In fact, the one constant in our society is that nearly everybody would be most embarrassed by a shortage of funds, whether culpable or not. My […]

By RICHARD MACKENZIE | May 19 2015

A Quebec physicist responds to the president of NSERC

By DOUG MANN | May 11 2015

Why can’t students be more like their professors?

By PAUL FORSTER | May 04 2015

Broadening the role of humanities education is laudable. How we get there is another matter.

By MICHAEL DONALDSON, JENNY RYAN AND TANYA SAMMAN | April 28 2015

More choice for authors of scholarly publications is central to the new policy

By MARK MERCER | April 20 2015

On what grounds should academic decisions be made?  I mean decisions about hiring, tenure, and promotion, decisions about curricula and standards, about styles of teaching, about admitting students? On academic grounds alone is one answer, the answer I favour.  Another answer is on grounds also of diversity, equity, or inclusiveness. So why not, when making […]

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