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By LÉO CHARBONNEAU | October 16 2009

Business professor Roger Martin says Canada’s universities are still feeling the effects of the drastic cuts to education spending of the 1990s.

By LÉO CHARBONNEAU | October 14 2009

Canada ends up looking pretty good, with a balanced and successful approach to academia and research.

By LÉO CHARBONNEAU | October 13 2009

Aboriginal access was one of several topics discussed at first hearing held by the Senate last week in Ottawa.

By LÉO CHARBONNEAU | October 09 2009

Academic workforce Down Under suffers from low satisfaction levels, high work loads, says study.

By LÉO CHARBONNEAU | October 08 2009

For what it’s worth, McGill takes top spot for a Canadian institution, at 18th.

By LÉO CHARBONNEAU | October 06 2009

Historian Alan MacEachern and consultant Alex Usher offer some insightful and provocative predictions for universities in the future.

By LÉO CHARBONNEAU | September 30 2009

I realize associations that lobby for the PSE sector must ask for more money. But I think the real challenge will be to guard the funding that exists now.

By LÉO CHARBONNEAU | September 24 2009

A professor predicts the web will fundamentally alter universities in much the same way it has newspapers.

By LÉO CHARBONNEAU | September 22 2009

Université de Montréal held a vote yesterday to help choose its next rector. What interests me more than the winner is the fact that such a public poll even took place.

By LÉO CHARBONNEAU | September 17 2009

University Affairs has been named a finalist in three separate categories in the first ever Canadian Online Publishing Awards.

By LÉO CHARBONNEAU | September 10 2009

That was the message from the OECD this week, but will governments respond?

By LÉO CHARBONNEAU | September 03 2009

According to Statistics Canada, the average age of Canada’s education infrastructure has fallen slightly since the early 2000s.

By LÉO CHARBONNEAU | September 02 2009

The bold W symbol does “not resonate with enough or our stakeholders at this point,” says the University of Waterloo’s VP external.

By LÉO CHARBONNEAU | August 31 2009

Presidents of Canada’s big five universities challenge “one-size-fits-all” higher education system.

By LÉO CHARBONNEAU | August 04 2009

University of Western Ontario’s Alumni Gazette celebrates 70th anniversary by cutting print issue.

By LÉO CHARBONNEAU | July 27 2009

Proposed new logo stirs online debate, parodies, Facebook groups and more.

By LÉO CHARBONNEAU | July 06 2009

That was the vexing question addressed in a recent report by the House of Commons Standing Committee on Official Languages.

By LÉO CHARBONNEAU | June 26 2009

Brock University’s Matthew Melnyk has found more fraudulent “Class of …” Facebook groups that are attempting to sign up students under false pretenses.

By LÉO CHARBONNEAU | June 24 2009

The “gap year” – taking a year off between high school and college or university – is a well-established tradition in the U.K., Australia and New Zealand. And it now seems to be gaining traction among Canadians.

By LÉO CHARBONNEAU | June 18 2009

Finding it hard to keep up with the bad news? AUCC has helpfully put together a list of recent statements and reports about universities’ financial situations.