There has been a rash of fraudulent “Class of …” Facebook groups in Canada trying to sign up prospective or current students. University recruiters and marketers should beware.
I joined the students of Beijing 20 years ago on their march down to Tiananmen Square. Never could I have imagined what would follow.
It seems to me the “value proposition” of research in the social sciences and humanities is fairly obvious, but I also understand that the case needs to be made nonetheless.
Demography is destiny, and Canadian universities are destined to have dropping enrolments and empty classrooms in the next 10 years, says demographer David Foot.
We’ve made big strides in terms of SoTL in Canada over the past few years, but we’ve hit a ceiling, says expert Gary Poole.
Educational leaders, acting as public intellectuals, need the courage to raise awareness of social issues and to address controversial topics.
Education professor and former radical William Ayers has been denied an entry permit to speak at the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences in Ottawa.
University recruitment offices must contend not only with blogs and Facebook, but also Flickr, YouTube, iTunesU and now Twitter, to name the obvious suspects. I feel your pain.
Annual report from Statistics Canada is always an interesting read – i.e., I wonder what my colleagues at other institutions are getting paid?
What percentage of funding should be directed to basic research? Seventy percent? More? Less?
We’re a “mid-level” performer says the Science, Technology and Innovation Council, and that’s not good enough.
The New York Times OpEd by Mark Taylor raises the ire of academics, but some of his suggestions have merit.
There is a simple step universities can take to reduce food waste, save energy and maybe even help students from gaining the dreaded “freshman 15.”
Alberta will soon become the third province with a centralized online application system for universities, after Ontario and British Columbia. Everyone benefits.
There is a group in the U.S. called Students for Concealed Carry on Campus. What are they advocating be concealed and carried? Why, guns of course.
It’s an under-appreciated art form: self-expression via the office door. We’d like you to send us photos of your, or a colleague’s, personalized portal.
Montreal just had its philosophy marathon, and a new documentary features some of today’s most influential philosophers.
Is it more important to teach undergraduates “the classic works of Western Civilization” or “to become agents of social change.” American faculty have weighed in. Now it’s your turn.
Two academics argue that “when it comes to innovations in teaching and learning, higher education seems like the last to know and the slowest to respond.” Please discuss.
March 8 is International Women’s Day. This prompted me to check: how many women presidents are there at Canada’s universities?