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Responsibilities May Include
BY LUCIANA LONGO | October 03 2019

Students should be clear on what professional associations are, what they do and why they matter.

Given Continue reading that fewer than 20 percent of Canada’s PhDs are employed as full-time professors, efforts to support graduate student professional development to ease the academia to industry transition need to add...
https://www.universityaffairs.ca/career-advice/responsibilities-may-include/increasing-graduate-student-employability-via-professional-associations/
People on the Move
BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | October 02 2019
Lakehead University announced that Jula Hughes will be the new dean of the university’s Bora Laskin Faculty of Law,...
https://www.universityaffairs.ca/news/people-on-the-move/announcements-october-2019/
Graduate Matters
BY SÉBASTIEN BELLIVEAU, SUSAN FAN & GEORGE LIU | October 02 2019

Three medical practitioners share their experiences.

quote>Editor’s Note: Three former academics who are now pursuing careers in the field of medicine discuss what aspects of their graduate school experience helped them during their time at medical school. Their thoughts are being shared in a Q&A format for easier readabil...
https://www.universityaffairs.ca/career-advice/graduate-matters/does-having-a-graduate-degree-help-if-you-want-to-attend-medical-school/
Features
BY MOIRA MACDONALD | September 25 2019

They affirm that universities have a vital role to play in helping society navigate through the deepest challenges of our time, from climate change to the dangers of misinformation and rising intolerance.

How will Canadian universities change over the next 20 years? What challenges will they face and what opportunities lie ahead? In honour of University Affairs’ 60th anniversary, we put questions like these to seven people representing different regions and facets of the university enterpr...
https://www.universityaffairs.ca/features/feature-article/7-university-leaders-contemplate-the-future-of-higher-education-in-canada/
From the admin chair
BY SHEILA COTE-MEEK | September 17 2019

Having early discussions about a role change with those close to you is important, so they can grow with your decision.

After having built a long-standing and successful career, I have decided to make a leap to a larger university and recently accepted a new role as the inaugural vice-president, equity, people and culture, at York University. While I am very excited and honoured to be taking on this role, moving inst...
https://www.universityaffairs.ca/opinion/from-the-admin-chair/four-questions-to-ask-yourself-when-considering-a-move-within-senior-academic-administration/
Media Scan
BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | September 06 2019
CBC - The National Continue reading High school students are feeling plenty of pressure when it comes to transitioning to post-secondary, but it'...
https://www.universityaffairs.ca/news/media-scan/headlines-for-sept-6-2019/
Responsibilities May Include
BY STEPHANIE WARNER & MATTHEW GEDDES | September 04 2019

Sharing resources between career services and faculty/departments promotes successful career transitions for grad students.

Recent reports indicate that graduate students not only face Continue reading to transitioning into a career, but also that the paths they take are https://www.universityaffairs.ca/career-advice/responsibilities-may-include/pulling-together-a-collaborative-model-for-student-centred-career-support/
News
BY SPARROW MCGOWAN | August 20 2019

The new network of regional centers of excellence comes on the heels of Canada’s first national accessibility law.

Carleton University aims to draw on the power of partnerships to advance accessibility for people with disabilities through the recently announced Canadian Accessibility Network. “We are pursuing to establish Carleton as a centre of excellence in accessibility,” said Dr. Boris Vukovic, director ...
https://www.universityaffairs.ca/news/news-article/carleton-to-lead-canadian-accessibility-network/
Media Scan
BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | August 19 2019
Globe and Mail Continue reading Premier Jason Kenney’s government has ...
https://www.universityaffairs.ca/news/media-scan/headlines-for-aug-19-2019/
The Black Hole
BY JONATHAN THON | August 16 2019

Universities employ a very small fraction of all career scientists and serve mainly as a stepping stone to the next career phase rather than a final destination.

I had a couple people reach out to me this week for perspective on their intended career transitions from academia. Their concerns were ones I’ve heard repeated often and are worth addressing more generally here:
  1. “Am I a failure for wanting to leave academia?”
  2. https://www.universityaffairs.ca/opinion/the-black-hole/you-are-not-a-failure-for-wanting-to-leave-academia/
Media Scan
BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | August 06 2019
Globe and Mail Continue reading An artificial intelligence algorithm tracks the neurosurg...
https://www.universityaffairs.ca/news/media-scan/headlines-for-aug-6-2019/
Dispatches on academic freedom
BY SHANNON DEA | August 02 2019

Issues around gender identity, and transgender and nonbinary people have become a battleground for academic freedom and freedom of expression on campus.

The other day, I had occasion to search the word “pronoun” on Continue reading website to see what stories about pronouns they had published. You might expect just one or two dry stories about grammar, but in fact, the term produced tons of h...
https://www.universityaffairs.ca/opinion/dispatches-academic-freedom/academic-freedom-scholarly-responsibility-and-the-new-gender-wars/