Law students offer their time pro bono to help guide groups and individuals – many of whom can’t afford legal counsel–through the judicial maze
On a blustery November morning, Rina Jeyakumar dashes, coatless, to the chambers of Toronto’s small claims court from a cramped law office across the courtyard, to have a word with the presiding judge. Leaning towards the bench, sotto voce, Ms. Jeyakumar requests a delay before her client...
University of Windsor’s Janice Drakich breaks down the faculty recruitment process in Canada and offers advice to academics job searching in a recession
What is faculty recruitment all about?
At the end of the 1990s, research predicted a significant increase in the number of faculty to be hired over the next decade or two. This prediction alerted universities to prepare for the increased recruitment of faculty and their entry into the univ...
An interview with Dan Russell, research scientist at Google
Welcome to the Dean's Podcast – the podcast about issues shaping graduate studies in Canada.In this episode, host Carolyn Watters
, Dalhousie University dean of graduate studies, and 2009 Canadian Association of Graduate Studies president, talks to
Economy’s slide and end of mandatory retirement see more profs staying on
Professor Robert Adamec, age 64, does not plan to retire next year but is “pretty sure” he will be ready to go at 69. And the ball is in his court. With the elimination of mandatory retirement in most parts of Canada now, the rules of the game have changed to allow employees to decide for themse...
International group advises universities to stop using patents to measure IP success
Counting patents may be the easiest way for administrators to measure the success of a university’s adventures in technology transfer, but Richard Gold insists that it is also the wrong way.The McGill University law professor argues that universities should not be counting their patents, but i...
Understanding your cultural differences with international students is the key to fostering a productive and rewarding supervisory relationship
The supervision of graduate students is a challenging exercise in effective interpersonal communication even when the faculty member and student share the same cultural background. Differing expectations about workload, progress and a considerable power gap often create the perfect conditions for mi...
There’s growing respect for a collaborative kind of research activity that starts with a two-way exchange of information between researchers and the community
A roadkill in 1987 made ecological history in Newfoundland. There had been sightings and unconfirmed reports, dating back to 1985, of coyotes making their way across the 175 kilometres of winter pack ice that separate Newfoundland from Nova Scotia. But when a juvenile was struck by a car near Deer L...
Gathering shares research showing even high achievers face problems in first year
Chris Fillmore entered York University's film studies program right out of high school. But he found the whole first-year experience so overwhelming, he soon dropped out.Older and wiser now at 23, Mr. Fillmore is taking another stab at university. Four years after leaving York, he is back in fir...
Actually, today’s students are often overwhelmed by multiple stresses. A nurse-educator and administrator explain how their schools are responding to the growing need for mental-health services
The transition to adulthood is a challenge for many young people. Throw in the stresses of attending university and living away from home for the first time, and it's no wonder some find it difficult to cope.Studies in Canada and the United States, such as those by Richard Kadison of Harvard Uni...