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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://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 Campus Mental Health Across Canada: The Ong...
https://universityaffairs.ca/news/news-article/anxiety-problems-are-up-by-nearly-a-third-among-postsecondary-students-since-2018/
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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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://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://universityaffairs.ca/career-advice/responsibilities-may-include/navigating-the-hidden-curriculum-as-a-graduate-student-with-disabilities/
News
BY SHARON ASCHAIEK | June 29 2022

The $2 million Health Canada initiative will help a handful of institutions better support students’ well-being.

Demand for mental health services has long outstripped supply at Canadian universities, and COVID-19 has only made matters worse. Research shows that since the pandemic began, disorders related to anxiety and depression have risen across the country, https://universityaffairs.ca/news/news-article/new-pilot-project-harnesses-peer-support-to-boost-mental-health-services/
Global Campus
BY ABU ARIF, NATASHA CLARK & DANAI BÉLANGER | June 22 2022

‘We learned that we have the strategies and knowledge to solve problems.’

The COVID-19 pandemic challenged institutions like never before. For the first time in their careers, international student advisors and their colleagues were pushed to their limits to adapt to an ever-changing environment and had to meet the needs of their students with compassion and cultural comp...
https://universityaffairs.ca/career-advice/global-campus/immigration-advising-during-covid-19/
Features
BY CHRISTIN WRIGHT-TAYLOR & UYOYO DAPO-AJAO | June 13 2022

Internationalization asks Canadian higher education to adjust systems and norms to better meet this new body of students arriving in our classrooms.

As colleges and universities move back to in-person instruction, lessons from online learning implemented during the pandemic have revealed special insights for supporting international students studying in Canada. Over the last 10 years, internationalization of Canadian higher education has boom...
https://universityaffairs.ca/features/feature-article/the-pandemics-remote-learning-environment-shows-promise-for-international-students/
In my opinion
BY ANDIE BURAZIN | June 07 2022

The journey back from pandemic-enforced online learning will be a steep learning curve for everyone.

When will we be back in person? What will the transition from online to in person look like? Once in person, should assessments continue to be online? What have my students learned while being online? In the summer of 2021, as I considered the 2021-2022 academic year, I found myself with more uncert...
https://universityaffairs.ca/opinion/in-my-opinion/snapshots-from-a-bumpy-academic-year-through-a-math-professors-lens/
Responsibilities May Include
BY LORNA MACEACHERN & CHANTELLE THAUVETTE | June 06 2022

Goal setting helps graduate students approach studies mindfully, normalizes challenges around future goals.

In our work at McGill University, we have spoken to hundreds of graduate students about their post-graduation plans. We know through projects like Continue reading that most PhD students go on to careers they find...
https://universityaffairs.ca/career-advice/responsibilities-may-include/addressing-graduate-students-anxieties-measuring-the-impact-of-individual-development-plans/
News
BY MATTHEW HALLIDAY | June 01 2022

The federal government is instead earmarking $1 billion to create an agency inspired by initiatives in Finland and Israel.

Few words are as popular with campaigning politicians as “innovation”– and last year’s federal election campaign contained plenty of innovation-themed promises from both major parties. Among the most noteworthy was an idea in both the Liberals’ and Conservatives’ platforms to develop a n...
https://universityaffairs.ca/news/news-article/a-requiem-for-carpa-how-ottawa-is-rethinking-innovation-policy/
Global Campus
BY ZUZANA SCHMIDTOVA RITZER | May 20 2022

We need to minimize the impact the pandemic has had on international learners.

As international student offices emerge from the last two years, we must ask ourselves where additional resources are needed to ensure we can minimize the impact the pandemic has had on international learners. The students I am writing about here are those who plan to stay in Canada after graduation...
https://universityaffairs.ca/career-advice/global-campus/international-student-offices-must-respond-to-the-pandemics-disruption-of-students-life-cycle/
News
BY MICHAEL RANCIC | May 11 2022

The move signals ‘a new chapter,’ after years of grassroots advocacy, consultation and committee work.

Following a years-long process, Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU) announced its name change from Ryerson University in late April. The new name was unanimously approved by the institution’s board of governors and put into effect immediately. This change is the first of many steps for TMU to...
https://universityaffairs.ca/news/news-article/ryerson-university-officially-changes-its-name-to-toronto-metropolitan-university/
Features
BY JOEL BELLIVEAU | May 09 2022

Learning to know oneself and the world.

quote class="classic">The following is an adapted version of a presentation the author gave at the Sommet des États généraux sur le postsecondaire en contexte francophone minoritaire (Summit of the National Dialogue on postsecondary education in francophone minority context in Canada) a...
https://universityaffairs.ca/features/feature-article/postsecondary-teaching-cultural-reproduction-and-universality-in-the-canadian-francophonie/
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