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Responsibilities May Include
BY SONJA SOO & EMILY BELL | November 22 2022

Three graduates share their PhD journeys and their forays into the biotechnology and therapeutics sector.

With the increasing pace of scientific and technological advances, a life sciences expertise is in high demand. Government inves...
https://www.universityaffairs.ca/career-advice/responsibilities-may-include/yes-a-phd-in-life-sciences-can-lead-to-a-career-outside-of-academe/
Media Scan
BY HANNAH LIDDLE | November 14 2022
The Sarnia Observer Continue reading The union representing part-time faculty at Wilfrid Laurier University has annou...
https://www.universityaffairs.ca/news/media-scan/headlines-for-november-14-2022/
News
BY CAILYNN KLINGBEIL | November 02 2022

New funding will allow the university to develop the space and infrastructure needed for the self-sustaining energy system.

A new microgrid being built at the University of Regina will generate power for the campus while also helping students, researchers and industry partners solve energy transition problems and grow Saskatchewan’s renewable energy sector. Think of a microgrid as a mini-power system, where electric...
https://www.universityaffairs.ca/news/news-article/u-of-r-microgrid-will-help-grow-provincial-renewable-energy-sector/
Academic for life
BY FRED FLETCHER | October 27 2022

Members benefit from social and intellectual engagement as well as important information to guide a successful retirement.

Editor's note: Welcome to Academic for life, a new column aimed at academics who are retired but want to stay involved in academe. In 1994, a group of older academics gathered at the University of Calgary to discuss what the future could look like for the growing number of colle...
https://www.universityaffairs.ca/career-advice/academic-for-life/new-academic-for-life-test/
Features
BY DIANE PETERS | October 26 2022

The interdisciplinary approach to human, animal and environmental health is gaining traction in teaching and research, but the field still struggles against institutional silos.

At the start of her graduate studies at the University of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College in 2018, Sydney Pearce presented her research on improving antibiotic use in the dairy industry at a conference. She spoke of animal health, human behaviour, the social deter...
https://www.universityaffairs.ca/features/feature-article/making-the-case-for-one-health/
Global Campus
BY LISA BRUNNER | October 25 2022

More ethical models are needed for Canada’s outdated and malfunctioning internationalization policies.

Early research on the Continue reading in the Global North was notoriously undertheorized and instrumental. However, over the past decade, the field https://www.universityaffairs.ca/career-advice/global-campus/the-ethical-complexities-of-canadas-dependence-on-edugration/
News
BY SHAUNA MCGINN | October 12 2022

The unique wellness initiative has become a popular spot for respite during the workday.

This past spring, a group dedicated to employee wellness at Queen’s University launched a community garden for staff, the first of its kind on campus. The two plots were planted with help from a volunteer group, Rideau 1000 Islands Master Gard...
https://www.universityaffairs.ca/news/news-article/a-community-garden-for-queens-employees-aims-to-foster-social-connection/
Global Campus
BY RYAN CONNELL | October 11 2022

How a university-based college effectively uses culturally appropriate apps to engage with international students.

Our international students often come to Canada with a phone in their hands. Throughout their studies, most continue to use apps they are comfortable with from their home country and in their first language. However, most institutions rely on communicating with international students through channel...
https://www.universityaffairs.ca/career-advice/global-campus/we-need-to-think-inclusively-when-building-virtual-communities/
The Black Hole
BY DAVID KENT | September 27 2022

The scientific community needs to talk about the sustainability implications of our research practices and start implementing approaches to minimize our professional carbon footprint.

This is a guest post from Sarah Ruediger. Dr. Ruediger is currently completing her postdoctoral research at the University of California San Francisco and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. She studied molecular biology at the University of Basel in Switzerland, and completed her doctoral trai...
https://www.universityaffairs.ca/opinion/the-black-hole/sustainable-science-the-future-of-high-quality-research/
Features
BY BRIAN OWENS | September 22 2022

As she begins her second term, Mona Nemer weighs in on shaping the pandemic response, the battle against misinformation, and the push for open science.

Molecular cardiologist Mona Nemer was first appointed Canada’s chief science adviser in 2017, to provide advice to the federal government on scientific issues and science-based policy. Recently reappointed for two more years, she talks to University Affairs about her plans for her next te...
https://www.universityaffairs.ca/features/feature-article/catching-up-with-canadas-chief-science-adviser/
News
BY MOIRA MACDONALD | September 20 2022

Flexibility in the delivery of mental health services will be key for this school year, the co-authors of a new report say.

Anxiety, academic difficulties related to online learning, concentration problems and pandemic fatigue have been named in a national report as leading reasons why students have been seeking help for their mental health and wellness on campus. Titled https://www.universityaffairs.ca/news/news-article/anxiety-problems-are-up-by-nearly-a-third-among-postsecondary-students-since-2018/
News
BY SHAUNA MCGINN | September 08 2022

The four-month pilot project will see staff work a 28-hour week instead of the typical 35.

Administrative staff at Saint Paul University in Ottawa transitioned to a four-day work week in July, the first step of this kind in Canada’s postsecondary realm. The four-month pilot project will see staff work a 28-hour week instead of the typical 35, with no change to pay, time off, or pensions...
https://www.universityaffairs.ca/news/news-article/saint-paul-university-staff-move-to-a-four-day-work-week/
Ask Dr. Editor
BY LETITIA HENVILLE | August 23 2022

Four options for approaching a delicate quandary.

Question:

quote>I’ve been asked to review a book written by an acquaintance with whom I need to remain on good terms. But the book is a fairly superficial treatment of its topic, and I was disappointed by gaps in their list of citations. How do I write a critical, honest, but diplo...
https://www.universityaffairs.ca/career-advice/ask-dr-editor/how-to-review-a-book-you-dont-like-without-destroying-your-professional-relationships/
Graduate Matters
BY KELLY BURCHELL-REYES | August 19 2022

International student Rani Saggere describes her experience pursuing a doctoral degree at the University of New Brunswick.

Thinking of studying abroad in Canada? While international students face numerous challenges, I sat down with Rani Saggere, who shows that being part of the community, hard work, and positivity can lead to a productive journey of growth. Please introduce yourself. My full nam...
https://www.universityaffairs.ca/career-advice/graduate-matters/making-the-leap-from-bengaluru-to-grad-school-in-fredericton/
Career Advice
BY CAILYNN KLINGBEIL | August 18 2022

The initiative includes a ‘bootcamp’ in art marketing and sales skills.

A newly launched art collection aims to support graduating students and recent alumni of Concordia University’s faculty of fine arts as they launch their careers in the competitive commercial market, while simultaneously giving the general public an opportunity to buy or rent artworks. The Art...
https://www.universityaffairs.ca/career-advice/career-advice-article/concordias-art-volt-collection-aims-to-help-launch-the-careers-of-fine-art-grads/
In my opinion
BY ADEKUNBI ADETONA, ASHLEY DAVIDSON, S. ERYN MCFARLANE, LUCKSINI RAVEENDRAN, MATTHEW ROBBINS, KARTHIKA SRISKANTHARAJAH, CAITLIN FOWLER & FARAH QAISER | August 10 2022

It’s critical that students be taught how to share research findings with policymakers.

The COVID-19 pandemic has shone a light on the relationship between science, society and policy. If we expect our governments to continue to rely on science to shape policy, then we must equip researchers with the right tools to effectively participate and contribute to policymaking, starting with a...
https://www.universityaffairs.ca/opinion/in-my-opinion/bridging-the-gap-between-science-and-policy/
News
BY LESLEY EVANS OGDEN | July 28 2022

President says some recommendations are already being implemented, as this year’s orientation week approaches.

Following widespread allegations of sexual violence on campus in September 2021, Western University has issued a pair of reports it hopes offer a "roadmap for transformative change." Continue reading, produced internally by ...
https://www.universityaffairs.ca/news/news-article/western-university-reports-offer-steps-to-address-sexual-violence/
Global Campus
BY MICHAL KASPRZAK & DINUKA GUNARATNE | July 27 2022

Partnership was key to University of Toronto’s pre-arrival orientation to working as a teaching assistant.

International graduate students arrive at universities with a multitude of experiences, expectations and needs, in search of better opportunities and futures for themselves and their family members. The pandemic has stimulated a renewed debate around international students and their experiences. On ...
https://www.universityaffairs.ca/career-advice/global-campus/support-international-graduate-students-by-reaching-out-early/
In my opinion
BY NAOKO ELLIS & DEREK GLADWIN | July 26 2022

For a consumer, for instance, making the switch to an electric vehicle is a difficult decision.

Despite learning that climate change is Continue reading, society has been slow to decrease the use of fossil fuels and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. For a consumer, for instance, making the switch to a...
https://www.universityaffairs.ca/opinion/in-my-opinion/how-climate-storytelling-helps-people-navigate-complexity-and-find-solutions/
Responsibilities May Include
BY ERIN ANDERSON | July 12 2022

Community and mentorship are critical for supporting the success of graduate students with disabilities.

The number of students with disabilities registering with campus accessibility offices for accommodations Continue reading at universities across Canada. As higher education institutions cast a wider net in their recruitment ...
https://www.universityaffairs.ca/career-advice/responsibilities-may-include/navigating-the-hidden-curriculum-as-a-graduate-student-with-disabilities/