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BY ROSANNA TAMBURRI | October 08 2014

This is a guest post by our regular contributor Rosanna Tamburri, co-author of our feature story, “Ending sexual violence on campus.” When University Affairs editor Peggy Berkowitz contacted me to co-write a story about campus sexual assault, I was out of town visiting a university my daughter was considering attending this fall. It was late […]

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | September 29 2014

There has always been a bit of friendly competition between Canada’s universities and colleges. I recently read, for example, this quote from Paul Davidson, president of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (which, despite its name, represents Canada’s universities and university degree-level colleges): “Over the last six years, more than twice as many […]

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | September 24 2014

It is easy to think that relations between the Canadian government and aboriginal peoples have always been bad, that the two sides have never gotten along. But, “the fact of the matter is that’s not true. There was a time in our history when our relations were better,” said Jim Miller, a professor of history […]

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | September 09 2014

We’re number one in terms of postsecondary attainment — well, sort of.

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | August 21 2014

This is a guest post, collated by our Digital Journalist Natalie Samson in Storify. The ALS #IceBucketChallenge campaign has been making the social media rounds this summer. The campaign aims to raise research and treatment funds as well as general awareness around ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease), a fatal neurodegenerative […]

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | August 05 2014

The latest on employment earnings, experiential learning, student debt, and more …


New report sifts the limited data in Ontario to get a fuzzy snapshot of where we’re at.


I’m back in the office after a recent three-month leave of absence. We’re often told that reflection facilitates deep learning, so in that spirit I wanted to use this space to reflect a bit on my experiences of the past three months. I generally feel that this blog is about higher ed and not the […]

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | March 24 2014

A short walk down memory lane before the Internet.

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | March 18 2014

“Incubators” that encourage students to start their own companies are multiplying on Canadian campuses.

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | March 05 2014

The returns for university grads remain high, two recent studies show.

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | February 25 2014

Looking specifically at graduates of Canadian universities, we’re not doing that badly.

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | February 19 2014

At the recent AAAS meeting in Chicago, there was little promotion of Canada as a destination of choice for top researchers.

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | February 12 2014

It is fundamentally unsustainable and detrimental to society.

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | January 29 2014

For this to succeed, it must be a mutually beneficial exchange.

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | January 22 2014

Professors, like society at large, are divided on the issue.

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | January 10 2014

A closer look at York University’s religious accommodation controversy.

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | January 07 2014

Here are the stories that interested you most from our website last year.

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | December 17 2013

That’s the year that was in higher education in Canada and beyond.

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | December 03 2013

We’re still doing well compared to most other countries, but we’re slipping.