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BY LYNN BOSETTI & MARTIN BETTS | November 09 2022

Festina lente: the new leadership agenda for higher education.

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | October 19 2022

Members of the university community share lessons they’ll carry with them after more than two years of upheaval from COVID-19.

BY SHAUNA MCGINN | September 08 2022

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

BY ABU ARIF, NATASHA CLARK & DANAI BÉLANGER | June 22 2022

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

BY MOIRA MACDONALD | June 15 2022

How universities are responding to a country-wide shortage.

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.

BY ANDIE BURAZIN | June 07 2022

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

BY ZUZANA SCHMIDTOVA RITZER | May 20 2022

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

BY KERRY BANKS | May 18 2022

UBC’s Pieter Cullis is gaining wider recognition for the discovery of a ‘delivery system’ used in mRNA technology.

BY EMILY BARON CADLOFF | May 09 2022

Across the country, administrators are having to balance a range of factors as they consider what measures they are willing to enforce and for how long.

BY UA/AU | May 04 2022

Lifting of vaccine requirement at some Ontario universities.

BY MARIA ASSIF, SONJA NIKKILA & SHIVON SUE-CHEE | March 23 2022

One thing we are hopeful about is that as a result of the pandemic, our pedagogy will have to become more flexible and dynamic.

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | February 18 2022

A lack of consultation from university administrators is leading to labour relations tensions at some institutions.

BY HANNAH LIDDLE | February 04 2022

A new Canada Foundation for Innovation survey finds that while young people generally trust science, action is still needed to improve literacy.

BY UA/AU | January 31 2022

February 2, 2022 Returning to in-person learning prompting petitions, walkouts Several universities in Ontario returned to campus or began a phased reproach to a full return on Jan. 31, causing concern among students and staff. The Toronto Star reported that students in the province felt “forced” to begin in-person learning, regardless of their personal risk […]

BY JENNIFER QUESNEL | January 19 2022

Home to one of Canada’s only Level 3 biosafety labs, VIDO was one of the first in the country to isolate SARS-CoV-2.

BY UA/AU | December 30 2021

As an eventful 2021 comes to an end, here are the stories and issues that shaped the year in Canadian higher education. Re-enjoy some of our award-winning content during your holiday break. And in the spirit of the season, share this newsletter with anyone in your network who may not know about UA. Stories that […]

BY UA/AU | December 23 2021

Stories we’re thinking about at year’s end.

BY EMIL MARMOL & TYLER EVANS-TOKARYK | November 30 2021

How a course on the science of learning evolved into the importance of mental health in academic skills development.

BY SHANNON DEA | October 22 2021

We should use what we learned during the COVID-19 pandemic to make university study and work more equitable and inclusive.