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Careers Café
BY ANDREA EIDINGER | March 02 2021

How I adapted my regular course for a pandemic reality.

In June 2020, I wrote an article called Continue reading with recommendations on how to handle the transition to online education at the b...
https://www.universityaffairs.ca/career-advice/careers-cafe/pandemic-pedagogies-11-months-later/
News
BY UA/AU | February 28 2021

February 24, 2021

More universities announce fall plans

McGill University will return to on-campus teaching this fall. In a statement posted to its we...
https://www.universityaffairs.ca/news/news-article/covid-19-updates-for-february-2021/
The Black Hole
BY DAVID KENT | February 26 2021

There is a clear need for additional training at all levels, but uncertainty remains as to how to deliver it all in a fair and systematic way.

Nobody is born knowing everything, although sometimes it can feel that the current academic system selects for people who behave like they do. Academic researchers learn an enormous amount from their peers and mentors along the way and, as you can probably imagine, the access points to such...
https://www.universityaffairs.ca/opinion/the-black-hole/what-i-wish-i-knew-sooner-highlighting-gaps-in-early-career-researcher-training/
Career Advice
BY CAROLYN STERN | February 18 2021

By using your emotions like data, grad students and leaders alike will be able to boost productivity, engagement as well as their overall well-being.

Feelings are not facts. They are just feelings. Not good or bad, right or wrong, just an emotional reaction to a person, thing or situation. Learning to be bigger than your emotions is critical for success in school, business and life. Young people (particularly Generation Z) need to learn to be an ...
https://www.universityaffairs.ca/career-advice/career-advice-article/emotional-intelligence-the-role-it-plays-when-making-good-decisions/
News
BY BECKY RYNOR | February 15 2021

MyCreds provides students and graduates with fast, secure access to their official transcripts and other academic documents.

For current or former students, waiting for copies of transcripts to wend their way between postsecondary institutions or to government agencies and potential employers can be a nail-biting experience under ideal conditions. Throw in a mail strike or other unanticipated disruption – say, a global ...
https://www.universityaffairs.ca/news/news-article/new-digital-wallet-puts-students-credentials-at-their-fingertips/
Responsibilities May Include
BY CRISTINA D’AMICO & MICHAL KASPRZAK | February 12 2021

Whether you are an academic-in-waiting or seeking a non-academic career, it is important to reflect on and show off the breadth of your teaching experience.

Whether as teaching assistants, course instructors, lab technicians or mentors, graduate students engage in a multitude of teaching-related work while completing their degrees. Continue reading how to reflect on and articulat...
https://www.universityaffairs.ca/career-advice/responsibilities-may-include/leveraging-and-enhancing-teaching-experience-in-a-pandemic/
Media Scan
BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | February 01 2021
The Toronto Star Continue reading Ontario’s new ...
https://www.universityaffairs.ca/news/media-scan/headlines-for-feb-1-2021/
News
BY DIANE PETERS | January 27 2021

New expert report from the Council of Canadian Academies finds a growing number of doctoral graduates in Canada is having trouble transitioning to the labour market.

Canada has an academic labour mismatch problem: more people than ever graduate with PhDs, but after completing these intensive programs they often face limited career prospects in academia and beyond. This represents a significant untapped source of talent for the country.“Students go into PhD...
https://www.universityaffairs.ca/news/news-article/the-mismatch-continues-between-phd-holders-and-their-career-prospects/
Responsibilities May Include
BY STEPHANIE DUPLEY & KRISTA KELLY | January 21 2021

Tips for grad students on how to be productive as possible while working remotely.

We are almost one year into the pandemic (yikes!). As grad students, you likely have dealt with major changes in the way you learn, interact and work.Work during COVID-19 has endured a major disruption and working from home has become more common. q...
https://www.universityaffairs.ca/career-advice/responsibilities-may-include/working-from-home-during-and-after-the-pandemic/
The Black Hole
BY DAVID KENT | January 19 2021

Guest writer Sarah Masefield explains why she created the “How to Thrive and Survive in your PhD” project to help postgraduate researchers connect and help one another.

Editor's note: We are delighted to have a guest post from Dr. Sarah Masefield (Continue reading) at the University of York, U.K. Sarah is founder of the Thrive and Survi...
https://www.universityaffairs.ca/opinion/the-black-hole/peer-support-is-central-to-improving-phd-student-mental-health/
Media Scan
BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | January 19 2021
CTV News Continue reading Air Canada and the University of Windsor have r...
https://www.universityaffairs.ca/news/media-scan/headlines-for-jan-19-2021/
Magazines
BY TARA SIEBARTH | January 13 2021

EDITOR'S NOTE

How are you doing?: A bit tired, thanks. You?

LETTERS

Now is not the time for nagging

PEOPLE ON THE MOVE

Yann Arthur has been appointed coordinator of campus r...
https://www.universityaffairs.ca/magazine/issues/jan-feb2021/
The Skills Agenda
BY LOLEEN BERDAHL | January 13 2021

Introducing The Skills Agenda.

University graduation banquets are – or were, in our pre-pandemic days - a great joy to attend. As a faculty member and then later department head, I attended our Continue reading with anticipation. Every year, stud...
https://www.universityaffairs.ca/career-advice/the-skills-agenda/integrating-career-skills-training-into-your-teaching/
News
BY UA/AU | January 01 2021

January 27, 2021

COVID cases on campus

An outbreak of COVID-19 has been declared at Continue reading. According to Fabrice Labeau, deputy provost, s...
https://www.universityaffairs.ca/news/news-article/covid-19-updates-for-january-2021/
News
BY UA/AU | December 31 2020

December 23, 2020

COVID-19 cases on campus

The Continue reading has another three cases of COVID-19 to report. These new cases are unrelated to previously reported cases. Since the start of December...
https://www.universityaffairs.ca/news/news-article/covid-19-updates-for-december-2020/
Features
BY UA/AU | December 31 2020
As an eventful 2020 comes to an end, here are the stories and issues that shaped the year in Canadian higher education. https://www.universityaffairs.ca/features/feature-article/2020-canadian-higher-education-in-review/
News
BY UA/AU | November 30 2020

November 30, 2020

COVID-19 cases on campus

Over the weekend, the Middlesex-London Health Unit updated the case count for an outbreak at University Hospital on the Western Univ...
https://www.universityaffairs.ca/news/news-article/covid-19-updates-for-november-2020/
Responsibilities May Include
BY DINUKA GUNARATNE, THOMAS FETH & TREVOR JOHNSON | November 27 2020

Even in our new virtual world, you can still create meaningful connections to others in your field.

It’s not easy being a graduate student in 2020. On top of all the stresses and pressures of pursuing an advanced degree, the ongoing pandemic has brought Continue reading...
https://www.universityaffairs.ca/career-advice/responsibilities-may-include/networking-during-a-pandemic-a-quick-guide-for-graduate-students/
Features
BY PASCALE CASTONGUAY & MOIRA MACDONALD | November 25 2020

New university presidents face unique challenges resulting from the current crisis. Four recently installed presidents look back at the first few months of their terms.

Compassion comes first

Daniel Jutras, rector, Université de Montr...
https://www.universityaffairs.ca/features/feature-article/becoming-a-university-president-in-the-midst-of-a-pandemic/