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BY ÉMILE BÉRUBÉ-LUPIEN & PASCALE CASTONGUAY | October 13 2021

When it comes to universities offering French-language programs outside Quebec, Laurentian’s problems are just the tip of the iceberg.

BY CRESO SÁ | October 08 2021

We need to put aside our preconceived notions about how universities should be run, to better assess where we need to make improvements.

BY EVA VOINIGESCU | June 15 2021

‘We need to change the culture so that well-documented data, metadata and code are considered to be as valuable as a … published journal article.’

BY CRESO SÁ | June 14 2021

As it was not tasked with offering recommendations, the report’s conclusions are understandably generic and understated.

BY MAXWELL J. SMITH, JUSTINE A. DRYBURGH, IVY DUONG & JACOB J. SHELLEY | May 26 2021

Experts in ethics and law examine the issues that should be considered when making the decision.

BY DAVID KENT | April 30 2021

The current process for material transfer agreements involves way too much paperwork and puts unnecessary stress on both researchers and technology transfer offices.

BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | April 01 2021

After consultations and approval from its new board of governors, Western University’s ‘founding college’ will apply for autonomy to grant its own degrees.

BY MICHAEL RANCIC | March 30 2021

How the Indigenous-led think tank is forging its own path through community, not competition.

BY CRESO SÁ | February 01 2021

As the 2021 federal budget looms, the time of “made-in-Canada Silicon Valleys” has passed.

BY LESLEY EVANS OGDEN | October 21 2020

More dads are taking time to be with their families, but policies and supports still have a long way to go.

BY NATALIE SAMSON | September 23 2020

Speaking to Parliamentarians last month about universities’ response to COVID-19, university presidents asked for support for international students and continued emergency research funding.

BY CRESO SÁ | September 22 2020

A closer look at the four recommendations from Ontario’s expert panel on intellectual property, created to assess the commercialization activities of higher-education institutions.

BY DOUGLAS MORRIS | July 17 2020

Eliminating bureaucracy is not possible, but paying attention to simple guidelines for best practice can go a long way towards reducing its expansion.

BY PAUL JENKINS | July 06 2020

Good governance is about roles and responsibilities, and the accountable execution of those roles and responsibilities.

BY CRESO SÁ | June 05 2020

COVID-19 has caused the academic community to be very reactionary, but research is fundamentally a long-term process.

BY DAVID KENT | April 23 2020

A potentially interesting approach would be to consider substantially less standardization in the metrics that assess academic institutions.

BY CRESO SÁ | April 17 2020

Major crises provide windows of opportunity for change.

BY DAVID PORTER | December 09 2019

Collaboration distributes resources among academic institutions, creating conditions for partnerships, sharing and attention to diverse needs.

BY CRESO SÁ | December 06 2019

The Liberals claim that “science is at the centre of everything the government does” – yet all we have seen and heard are symbolic gestures and feel-good rhetoric.

BY SHAUNA MCGINN | November 12 2019

Approaches to the controversial policy varied across the province, leaving some postsecondary institutions worse off than others.