The real question, said panelists at the Canadian Science Policy Conference, is how to better prepare graduates for life outside academe.
Why I won’t be attending your seasonal party.
A new book argues for substantial reform to Ontario’s higher-education system, including the introduction of a rare breed of institution in Canada: the teaching-oriented university.
Canadian faculty are welcomed in many developing countries for their skill in introducing student-centred learning.
Skills training gives PhD students a boost, whether they ﬁnd work inside or outside academia.
When a university president leaves unexpectedly, the one who’s appointed interim leader assumes a crucial role in preparing the ground for the next president.
A new system for allocating one of Canada’s most important grants program for university scientists leads to upsets in who gets funding.
University Affairs web editor Tara Siebarth talked to Stephen Henighan, a professor of Spanish-American literature at the University of Guelph, about writing fiction, the inspiration behind his short story in this month’s issue, and the difference between academic and creative writing.
What was your inspiration for “How I became a Muslim”?For me, inspiration for short stories can come from all sorts of weird moments – you never know when a story is going to creep up on you....
As director of animal care at Memorial University, Jennifer Keyte has the task of ensuring the ethical and humane treatment of her charges.
Two dozen presidents from 14 countries gathered in advance of full G8 summit in Huntsville, Ontario.
This short blog entry argues that when looking at the relationship or science and society, the majority of scientists only see (and avoid) the energy barrier in front of them and fail to imagine and strive toward the products on the other side. There are of course exceptions to the rule and this article hopes to inspire such visionary thinking. It contends that the products, similar to those in a chemical reaction, will provide a state that will in their own time lead to less energy expenditure for scientists.
What happens when a “good education” doesn’t lead to a good job?
Saskatchewan government decides to cut funding to First Nations University of Canada.
Three recent reports, taken together, provide some interesting insights about the pathways and barriers to postsecondary education.