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By DAVID SMITH | October 21 2015

Affordable high-quality animations may mark the death of stodgy PowerPoint presentations.

By THOMAS KLASSEN | October 14 2015

Despite some concerns, a liberal arts degree is still the best preparation for a rewarding career.

By BRUCE A. HEYMAN | October 06 2015

Abraham Lincoln said the best way to predict your future is to create it. I have found this creative spirit ingrained in the people I meet every day across our great shared continent. Canadians and Americans believe that we, as individuals and as a community, have the ability and the obligation to leave things better […]

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.


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.


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 […]


A Quebec physicist responds to the president of NSERC

By DOUG MANN | May 11 2015

Why can’t students be more like their professors?