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BY TAKHMINA SHOKIROVA, LISA RUTH BRUNNER, KARUN KISHOR KARKI, CAPUCINE COUSTERE & NEGAR VALIZADEH | August 14 2023

We need to be better at relating to and learning from each other, while also taking into account all of the complexities and power imbalances.

Following two decades of significant growth, international students account for roughly 17 per cent of all postsecondary enrolments in Canada, based on the latest Continue reading. A closer look reveals even hi...
https://universityaffairs.ca/career-advice/global-campus/reimagining-international-graduate-student-orientation/
In my opinion
BY NICOLE CAMPBELL & ASIL EL GALAD | July 26 2023

We need to reimagine our teaching practices.

quote>“As a generally anxious student, I spent the summer of 2019 researching 'How to survive your first year of university.' I thought I was prepared. However, when I first heard a peer mention they were visiting office hours, I asked if they were in trouble. After they laughed and explaine...
https://universityaffairs.ca/opinion/in-my-opinion/the-hidden-curriculum-and-its-impacts-on-students-and-educators/
Global Campus
BY SIYI CHENG | July 13 2023

A narrative approach emphasizes the importance of personal stories and experiences in career development.

Mature international graduate students in Canada are often positioned as novices and experts. They bring advanced knowledge and skills yet navigate a system differently from their previous experiences. Tailoring narrative approaches to their career education can play a transformative role in address...
https://universityaffairs.ca/career-advice/global-campus/harnessing-the-power-of-storytelling-for-mature-international-graduate-students/
The Happy Academic
BY BAILEY SOUSA & ALEXANDER CLARK | July 05 2023

Want the summer break you need? Prepare to work at it.

While some academics work through the quieter summer months – many of us prefer a genuinely refreshing summer break. But as Continue reading,...
https://universityaffairs.ca/career-advice/effective-successfull-happy-academic/the-art-of-a-getting-a-great-summer-break/
Media Scan
BY HANNAH LIDDLE | June 26 2023
CBC News Continue reading A group of academics who took part in an event at King's University College ...
https://universityaffairs.ca/news/media-scan/headlines-for-june-26-2023/
In my opinion
BY PAUL DAVIDSON | June 20 2023

The outgoing president and CEO of Universities Canada reflects on the past 14 years.

It had been a long day. Flights had been delayed again. I drifted off to sleep mid-air and when I awoke, I could not remember my destination. It took what felt like several minutes to remember I was heading home. That’s a bit of a metaphor as I prepare to leave Universities Canada after 14 year...
https://universityaffairs.ca/opinion/in-my-opinion/heading-home/
From the admin chair
BY SANNI YAYA | June 13 2023

Universities must work together to find new ways to collaborate and share knowledge using artificial intelligence.

Long before artificial intelligence (AI) became what we know it to be today, biochemist and science fiction icon Isaac Asimov established the three laws of robotics, the first being “a robot may not injure a human being”, followed by “A robot must obey the orders given by human beings.” Neve...
https://universityaffairs.ca/opinion/from-the-admin-chair/harnessing-the-full-potential-of-the-fourth-industrial-revolution-in-higher-ed/
In my opinion
BY DONALD WRIGHT | June 06 2023

Georgetown University futurist Bryan Alexander ponders higher education’s next 75 years in a climate-changed world.

The University of New Brunswick’s Harriet Irving Library is an impressive building with a wonderful collection. But it may have a name problem. In a climate crisis, can the intellectual centre of a university be named after the matriarch of an oil and gas family? Looking ahead, it’s not hard ...
https://universityaffairs.ca/opinion/in-my-opinion/universities-on-fire-is-brisk-inspiring-and-sobering/
Features
BY MICHAEL RANCIC | May 24 2023

The conference returns to its first in-person meeting in four years under the theme of “Reckonings and Re-imaginings.”

As the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences approaches, the organizers of Canada’s largest academic gathering are taking stock of all that’s happened and changed since 2019 – the last time the event was held in person. With time to reflect on the many issues and events that have dema...
https://universityaffairs.ca/features/feature-article/pushing-for-a-culture-shift-at-congress-2023/
Career Advice
BY HANNAH LIDDLE | May 09 2023

The drive towards automation and away from a greenhouse gas-emitting economy is demanding new and evolving skills from Canada’s workforce, a report shows.

Anyone who spends time speaking with governments, attending conferences, conducting interviews, completing research, or simply opening a news site will come across the term “green” economy. Sometimes referred to as the “clean” or “net-zero” economy, this massive shift away from Canada’...
https://universityaffairs.ca/career-advice/career-advice-article/the-future-is-green-will-your-students-be-ready/
Responsibilities May Include
BY REBECCA MAYMON | April 28 2023

By using labour market information as a tool for targeted career exploration, you can facilitate a smoother transition to employment following graduation.

Labour market information can be a useful tool in career exploration by helping you to situate your career options within the context of the employment landscape. Information on the labour market can be general (e.g., Canada), moderately specific (e.g., the academic sector), or very specific (e.g., ...
https://universityaffairs.ca/career-advice/responsibilities-may-include/why-phds-should-consider-the-labour-market-when-exploring-careers/
In my opinion
BY FARAH QAISER, AUDREY LAVENTURE, MADISON RILLING, MAX KING, CHELSIE JOHNSON, NATASHA JAKAC-SINCLAIR, LANDON GETZ, ANDRÉA CARTILE, MARIE-EVE BOULANGER & JUSTINE AMMENDOLIA | April 24 2023

Members of the chief science adviser of Canada’s inaugural Youth Council share a vision for science as their term comes to an end.

On March 10, 2020, we – a pan-Canadian multidisciplinary group of 20 youth – were selected by Mona Nemer, Canada’s chief science adviser, to serve on her Continue reading. Our mandate was broad: identify key challenges...
https://universityaffairs.ca/opinion/in-my-opinion/when-youth-voices-are-heard-science-shines-brighter/
Features
BY BRIAN OWENS | April 19 2023

A decade ago, Canada was at the forefront of open access publishing. Now critics say those policies are due for a drastic rewrite.

The days of the traditional, subscription-based scholarly journal seem to be numbered. Around the world, research funders are adopting ever-more expansive policies requiring the researchers they fund to make the results of their work freely accessible to the public. Canada, once a leader in this are...
https://universityaffairs.ca/features/feature-article/catching-up-on-open-access/
News
BY SPARROW MCGOWAN | April 14 2023

The university has printed the final issue of its alumni magazine.

After 60 years, Wilfrid Laurier University is retiring a legacy. Continue reading, the university’s alumni magazine, saw its final issue go to press in December 2022. First published in 1962, the magazine was originally called Waterloo Cam...
https://universityaffairs.ca/news/news-article/laurier-stops-the-presses/
News
BY RHIANNON RUSSELL | April 12 2023

The initiative is the latest bridging program at a Canadian university to address the under-representation of Indigenous students in STEM fields.

Starting this fall, Indigenous students will be able to enter an engineering bridging program at Concordia University in Montreal. The new program, called Kaié:ri Nikawerà:ke Indigenous Bridging Program, which means “the four winds” or “the four directions” in Kanien’kéha (also known...
https://universityaffairs.ca/news/news-article/concordia-launches-program-to-increase-indigenous-student-graduation-rate-in-engineering/
News
BY SHARON ASCHAIEK | March 31 2023

Backed by $4 million in federal funding, OCAD University is helping to roll out Mindful Campus at four other postsecondary institutions this fall.

Learning online during the COVID-19 pandemic challenged all university students differently, but for those in art and design disciplines, Continue reading, without the typical t...
https://universityaffairs.ca/news/news-article/why-art-and-design-programs-are-investing-in-mindfulness-training-for-students/
News
BY SHARON ASCHAIEK | March 28 2023

The ban comes three years after China had agreed to recognize coursework completed online at foreign institutions during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Another pandemic-era mandate has fallen in China, which is now refusing to recognize postsecondary credentials that its students are earning abroad through online courses. On Jan. 28, the country’s Ministry of Education announced that Chinese students enrolled at postsecondary institutions outs...
https://universityaffairs.ca/news/news-article/canadian-universities-largely-unaffected-by-chinas-sudden-ban-on-international-credentials-obtained-online/
In my opinion
BY ÉMILIE PAQUIN & SUZANNE BETH | March 23 2023

Budget is just one factor that leads to a well-functioning journal.

Over the last few years, several studies have been conducted to evaluate the financial impact of open access publishing requirements on scholarly journals, notably in the fields of the humanities, the social sciences, the arts and literature ( https://universityaffairs.ca/opinion/in-my-opinion/what-makes-for-a-happy-scholarly-journal/
Graduate Matters
BY KELLY BURCHELL-REYES | March 20 2023

A step-by-step guide to exiting unhealthy research groups.

While many kind and supportive supervisors grace the academic sphere, it is an unfortunate fact that not all graduate supervisors are such a dream come true. In some settings, students are overworked, psychologically harassed, and pitted against each other in unhealthy environments that do not foste...
https://universityaffairs.ca/career-advice/graduate-matters/dark-academia-dealing-with-toxic-work-environments/
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