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BY SASHA LAVOIE | May 11 2021

Simple, actionable changes to consider as we continue remote learning.

As most of us continue to work from home, the way these spaces are set up and used can make a significant impact on our health. While it’s unlikely we can replicate our on-campus environments, there are small improvements we can make to look after our bodies and create a comfortable experience con...
https://www.universityaffairs.ca/career-advice/career-advice-article/5-ways-to-make-study-and-work-environments-healthier/
News
BY UA/AU | April 30 2021

April 28, 2021

Atlantic universities under lockdown

The Continue reading is reporting an outbreak at its Magee House residence. ...
https://www.universityaffairs.ca/news/news-article/covid-19-updates-for-april-2021/
Media Scan
BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | April 26 2021
The Globe and Mail Continue reading The Northern Ontario School of Medicine didn’t approach th...
https://www.universityaffairs.ca/news/media-scan/headlines-for-april-26-2021/
Media Scan
BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | April 22 2021
CBC Continue reading With the Northern Ontario School of Medicine possibly gaining independent...
https://www.universityaffairs.ca/news/media-scan/headlines-for-april-22-2021/
Features
BY ISHANI NATH | April 20 2021

Counsellors say the transition has been like ‘building a plane mid-flight.’

On March 11 last year, the same day that the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic, York University student Sarah Pope* met with her therapist on campus.“At first, I was one of those people who legitimately thought we’d be locked down for...
https://www.universityaffairs.ca/features/feature-article/how-mental-health-services-for-students-pivoted-during-covid-19/
Career Advice
BY TANYA NOEL | April 19 2021

Take the time to determine how your course is structured and run; it will make a huge difference in deciding which method to choose.

In the past few months, I’ve been hearing very broad statements about synchronous vs. asynchronous classes from faculty colleagues concerned that “students need synchronous classes to learn” or “students prefer asynchronous courses.” As an academic adviser I’ve also had the privilege of ...
https://www.universityaffairs.ca/career-advice/career-advice-article/to-sync-or-be-async-some-thoughts-and-questions-to-consider-when-teaching-online/
Media Scan
BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | April 19 2021
CBC Continue reading For Osob Mohamed, finishing her final semester at Simon Fraser University is bittersweet. Despite feeling ...
https://www.universityaffairs.ca/news/media-scan/headlines-for-april-19-2021/
The Skills Agenda
BY LOLEEN BERDAHL | April 14 2021

Give your students clear learning objectives and concrete opportunities to apply what they are learning.

After Continue reading, some instructors may realize that they have already been indirectly seeking to develop their studen...
https://www.universityaffairs.ca/career-advice/the-skills-agenda/moving-skills-instruction-from-implicit-to-explicit-outcomes/
In my opinion
BY ERIC CHAMPAGNE & ARACELLY DENISE GRANJA | April 08 2021

The shift online demonstrated the convenience of distance learning and has convinced some learners, including workers and unemployed people, to study.

As of mid-March last year, governments worldwide imposed quarantines and social distancing practices as health measures in response to the spread of COVID-19. These restrictions disrupted millions of university students’ education worldwide and significantly altered university operations. Universi...
https://www.universityaffairs.ca/opinion/in-my-opinion/how-the-covid-19-pandemic-may-have-changed-university-teaching-and-testing-for-good/
News
BY JEAN-FRANÇOIS VENNE | April 07 2021

The government is preparing an action plan to improve university access and success – and it may bring additional funding to the sector.

Quebec’s minister of higher education, Danielle McCann will unveil an action plan this spring to promote CEGEP and university access and success. This document is the result of more than a year's work on the Chantier sur la réussite en enseignement supérieur [higher education success pr...
https://www.universityaffairs.ca/news/news-article/quebec-wants-more-university-graduates/
Sponsored Content
BY FRED KING | April 05 2021

Now is the time to refresh your approach to cybersecurity.

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, much of the conversation around security in postsecondary institutions was focused on physical safety. Virtual security was often an invisible afterthought for educators and dealt with by IT administrators focused on protecting the campus’s network and the devices tha...
https://www.universityaffairs.ca/magazine/sponsored-content/3-security-practices-educators-should-consider-adopting/
In my opinion
BY ANANYA BANERJEE | April 01 2021

Including social justice in public health curriculum will equip students with an equity lens.

Recently, I transitioned from being a professor at the University of Toronto’s Dalla Lana School of Public Health for the last four years to McGill University’s School of Global and Population Health. As a https://www.universityaffairs.ca/opinion/in-my-opinion/how-the-pandemic-has-shown-social-justice-needs-to-be-central-to-public-health-education-in-canada/
News
BY UA/AU | March 31 2021

March 31, 2021

Don’t gather over Easter

As most universities prepare to close for Good Friday, public health authorities (as well as https://www.universityaffairs.ca/news/news-article/covid-19-updates-for-march-2021/
In my opinion
BY ARJUN CHOWDHURY | March 30 2021

Report shows uncertainty surrounding non-academic positions, in addition to the quite reasonable impression they do not provide massive remuneration, argues political scientist.

Since 2008, the number of assistant professor positions, the first permanent academic appointment for PhDs, has diminished by around 15 percent in Canada. Even as secure academic positions dwindle, the majority of PhDs continue to prefer academic employment, and pursue poorly paid temporary academic...
https://www.universityaffairs.ca/opinion/in-my-opinion/phd-graduates-continue-to-seek-tenure-track-positions-despite-low-odds-says-report/
Media Scan
BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | March 25 2021
CTV News Continue reading A court ruling this month as part of Laurentian U...
https://www.universityaffairs.ca/news/media-scan/headlines-for-march-25-2021/
In my opinion
BY JEAN-PAUL BOUDREAU | March 23 2021

We need to re-establish ourselves as the place where leaders are prepared for whatever possibilities the future presents. Here’s how.

If COVID-19 has taught us anything, it is this: prepare all you want, but you can’t control uncertainty or wrangle the unknown.Nor will looking at tomorrow through today’s lens lend any clarity to a future shaped by artificial intelligence, distracted by never-ending flows of content, and in...
https://www.universityaffairs.ca/opinion/in-my-opinion/now-is-the-time-to-rethink-undergraduate-education-in-the-liberal-arts/
Media Scan
BY NATALIE SAMSON | March 19 2021
CTV News Continue reading Demetrious Nicolaides cites Alberta's ...
https://www.universityaffairs.ca/news/media-scan/headlines-for-march-19-2021/
Ask Dr. Editor
BY LETITIA HENVILLE | March 19 2021

If you find that your writing often ends weakly, you may be giving away too many of your secrets in the openings of your work.

Question:

quote>Any suggestions for strong conclusions? I struggle with writing good endings for articles and book chapters. They seem to fall flat somehow.

– French language & literature.

quote>

Dr. Editor’s response:

The usual advice fo...
https://www.universityaffairs.ca/career-advice/ask-dr-editor/crafting-a-strong-conclusion-to-your-journal-article-or-book-chapter/
Media Scan
BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | March 11 2021
The Globe and Mail Continue reading A growing number of Canada’s universities say they’re planning...
https://www.universityaffairs.ca/news/media-scan/headlines-for-march-11-2021/
Media Scan
BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | March 10 2021
CTV News Continue reading As it has been almost a year since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in Manitoba, peopl...
https://www.universityaffairs.ca/news/media-scan/headlines-for-march-10-2021/