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BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | June 18 2020
Global News Continue reading Addressing Canadians on Wedn...
https://www.universityaffairs.ca/news/media-scan/headlines-for-june-18-2020/
Features
BY RHIANNON RUSSELL | June 17 2020

This May, Yukon College officially became Yukon University. The journey to becoming Canada’s first university north of the 60th parallel has been more than 45 years in the making.

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https://www.universityaffairs.ca/features/feature-article/the-shiny-new-university-in-canadas-north/
In my opinion
BY SAM LABAN, ELIZABETH JACKSON, MERRYN MAYNARD & PHILIP A. LORING | June 12 2020

Many universities have rolled out short-term assistance programs in response to the pandemic, but longer-term solutions are necessary to create lasting change.

The COVID-19 crisis has elevated concerns that postsecondary students, many of whom have lost jobs and access to on-campus food services, will go hungry. In response, universities and student organizations are mobilizing at impressive speed to provide https://www.universityaffairs.ca/opinion/in-my-opinion/student-food-insecurity-a-problem-before-during-and-after-covid-19/
Responsibilities May Include
BY LUCIANA LONGO | June 09 2020

A step-by-step guide to conducting labour market research.

Experts have been anticipating a major labour market disruption for some time. Reports such as Continue reading, published by the World Economic Forum in Janu...
https://www.universityaffairs.ca/career-advice/responsibilities-may-include/building-career-resilience-during-a-pandemic/
Media Scan
BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | June 08 2020
The Globe and Mail Continue reading For students in the class ...
https://www.universityaffairs.ca/news/media-scan/headlines-for-june-8-2020/
In my opinion
BY VICKI LOWES, AINSLEY GOLDMAN & COLIN MCMAHON | June 08 2020

We searched the literature and consulted our colleagues from across the country for innovative approaches and resources.

COVID-19 has had an unprecedented impact on higher education. Experiential learning (EL) programs – which allow students to gain experience, engage with the community, develop technical and interpersonal skills, and build career readiness and professional networks – have been particularly hard h...
https://www.universityaffairs.ca/opinion/in-my-opinion/how-to-adapt-experiential-learning-activities-in-the-time-of-covid-19/
Media Scan
BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | June 04 2020
National Observer Continue reading Canada’s post-secondary institutions face major fin...
https://www.universityaffairs.ca/news/media-scan/headlines-for-june-4-2020/
Career Advice
BY HOWARD RAMOS & MARK C.J. STODDART | June 03 2020

Online teaching requires learning new skills, as well as acknowledging the types of audiences they are attempting to engage.

As academia has been forced to move online, universities and academics have scrambled to deliver conference presentations, lectures, meetings, and everything else virtually. This creates a lot of anxiety for professors who are used to having live audiences and in-person feedback. Our recent experien...
https://www.universityaffairs.ca/career-advice/career-advice-article/when-it-comes-to-the-move-online-the-medium-is-the-message/
Careers Café
BY ANDREA EIDINGER | June 02 2020

We need to recognize that teaching remotely is far more complicated than simply putting content online.

In the wake of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Continue reading. This has spa...
https://www.universityaffairs.ca/career-advice/careers-cafe/we-will-still-be-emergency-teaching-in-fall-2020/
News
BY SHARON ASCHAIEK | June 02 2020

With expertise in flexible, modular training through online delivery, CE units are helping to steer their institutions through the chaos of COVID-19.

COVID-19 has upended higher education as we know it, challenging Canada’s university leaders to rethink how to deliver programs in the face of a double whammy: a deep global recession and a public health crisis that prohibits conventional classroom learning for the foreseeable future. Yet, for con...
https://www.universityaffairs.ca/news/news-article/despite-the-pandemic-the-beat-goes-on-in-continuing-education/
News
BY UA/AU | May 30 2020

May 29, 2020

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https://www.universityaffairs.ca/news/news-article/covid-19-updates-for-may-2020/
The Black Hole
BY DAVID KENT | May 25 2020

The scientific community often relies on impromptu interactions to spur where the next set of experiments might go.

One of the biggest differences in academic groups in the laboratory-based sciences and other disciplines is that teams of people are generally required to execute experiments. Most graduate students and postdoctoral fellows would typically “see” their supervisor on a daily or at least weekly bas...
https://www.universityaffairs.ca/opinion/the-black-hole/covid-19-scientists-have-lost-their-passive-social-check-in/
Career Advice
BY ILEANA DIAZ, SHIVA MOHAN, KATE MOTLUK, ALISON MOUNTZ, MONICA ROMERO, ANA VISAN & KIRA WILLIAMS | May 20 2020

A group of migration scholars share how the pandemic is impacting both their personal and work lives.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, what does it mean to study migration, to be an immigrant professor or an international student separated from family, to see so much we care about, work on, and live in our lives come to a screeching halt? We pause. We ask important questions. Alison...
https://www.universityaffairs.ca/career-advice/career-advice-article/frozen-in-space-immobilities-of-international-researchers-during-the-covid-19-pandemic/
Media Scan
BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | May 20 2020
Huffington Post Continue reading When Ye En Kim came to Canada to study engineering, she was eager to practice at McGill ...
https://www.universityaffairs.ca/news/media-scan/headlines-for-may-20-2020/
Career Advice
BY CARLY STASKO | May 12 2020

Video conferencing can be isolating and strange for some of your students – here are some tips to make sure everyone feels seen and heard.

In the past month I've reinvented myself as a Zoom host. I've leveraged 20 years as a facilitator, educator, and media producer with hours of experimentation and research that include facilitated meetings, family Skype gatherings, and guest teaching at my children's homeschooling chaotic classroom m...
https://www.universityaffairs.ca/career-advice/career-advice-article/staying-human-in-the-zoom-boom/
News
BY UA/AU | April 30 2020

April 30, 2020

 

Federal aid update: House passes CESB bill, CCPA crunches the numbers

The federal government just got a step closer to releasing $9 billion in emergency student aid. The Liberals’ https://www.universityaffairs.ca/news/news-article/covid-19-updates-for-april-2020/
Features
BY EDMUND ADAM | April 29 2020

What the history of pandemics can tell university leaders about the aftermath of COVID-19.

Multiple times pandemics have gripped the world, interrupting the social and economic networks of untold millions, and sometimes altering the societies they spread through, their cultures and their institutions. The university is one of those institutions that pandemics have affected in significant ...
https://www.universityaffairs.ca/features/feature-article/the-tale-of-two-pandemics/
In my opinion
BY VESELIN JUNGIC | April 21 2020

My underlying message to my students was to keep their educational goals as an anchor during these unexpected times.

Despite the changes to our everyday lives over the past several weeks, I am convinced that as a teacher it is my role and responsibility to keep my students accountable to the same high academic standards and ethical code of conduct as before COVID-19 upended our community. Like other organizatio...
https://www.universityaffairs.ca/opinion/in-my-opinion/despite-the-pandemic-the-rules-of-academic-integrity-still-apply/
Legally Speaking
BY CHERYL FOY & MELISSA GERRITS | April 16 2020

A balanced solution will allow you to detect violations of academic integrity while minimally interfering with students’ privacy.

The global pandemic has turned the conventional classroom into a virtual classroom. Universities’ quick transition to online learning, instruction and assessment has raised myriad concerns and questions for faculty, students and administrators as they navigate this “new normal.” A key quest...
https://www.universityaffairs.ca/opinion/legally-speaking/choosing-the-right-online-proctoring-tool-some-timely-advice/
Career Advice
BY JEAN-NICOLAS REYT | April 13 2020

Remote work can be a difficult adjustment for teams accustomed to working in an office setting. Here are some tips.

This article is republished from Continue reading under a Creative Commons license. Read the Continue reading.

As part of the fight against COV...

https://www.universityaffairs.ca/career-advice/career-advice-article/remote-work-amid-the-coronavirus-pandemic-3-solutions/