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BY DERRICK E. RANCOURT | March 24 2020

The COVID-19 crisis brings teaching and learning opportunity.

BY MOHAMMAD KEYHANI | March 23 2020

Some helpful resources and tools for professors who have to quickly move their courses online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

BY ANDREA EIDINGER & MARY CHAKTSIRIS | March 16 2020

No one expects you to become an online teaching guru overnight. The best any of us can do is just get through the rest of the semester by focusing on student learning.

BY LETITIA HENVILLE | March 12 2020

How to demonstrate feasibility in your proposal’s budget and justifying some of those out of the norm expenses.

BY DERRICK E. RANCOURT | March 10 2020

A career mindset puts you in control of your destiny. A degree mindset is stagnating.

BY HEATHER MCGHEE PEGGS | February 27 2020

The University of Toronto G2G Peer Advisors provide graduate students with practical conflict resolution and communication advice.

BY JONATHAN THON | February 24 2020

Academic mentorship is a very important part of the education and training of scientists, but it comes with its own set of unique challenges.

BY JUDY BORNAIS & DAVE ANDREWS | February 21 2020

A retreat is a great way to address the challenges faced by the unhappiest faculty in academe.

BY LETITIA HENVILLE | February 14 2020

The criticism that some academic writing can be difficult to read shouldn’t be ignored.

BY TARA SIEBARTH | February 11 2020

University of Alberta’s alumni office launches a career advice podcast, What the Job?

BY JUSTIN PRITCHARD & CHRISTINE GERTZ | January 31 2020

Instead of focusing on the negative aspects of “coming second,” job seekers need to address the issues that are within their control and shift their perspective.

BY BENNY DUA, JARED WILCOX & ZAHRA SOHANI | January 29 2020

Meet three clinician-scientists who are interested in practicing medicine and conducting research.

BY ANDREA EIDINGER | January 27 2020

Some concrete strategies to help you be a better support for your students.

BY GIANLUCA AGOSTINELLI | January 23 2020

Is working full-time in academe an illusory ideal?

BY JONATHAN THON | January 21 2020

It is very hard to practice science well, which is why it is so important to use the scientific method.

BY LETITIA HENVILLE | January 20 2020

The use of jargon can be effective in journal articles and grant applications – but use it sparingly when writing for a wider audience.

BY SARAH ELAINE EATON | January 16 2020

Violations of academic integrity show Canada is not immune to academic misconduct — and more research is needed to effectively ensure academic quality.

BY NANDINI MAHARAJ | January 14 2020

We don’t have to convince academics of the merits of publishing – but what about the rest of us?

BY DAVID KENT | January 10 2020

Career planning and mental health in academe were some of the most-read topics addressed on the Black Hole in the past year.

BY JESSICA ROMNEY | January 08 2020

What you can expect to encounter as a contract faculty member.