Skip navigation


BY KERRY BANKS | March 24 2021

Researcher’s early-career findings were controversial but ultimately gained wider acceptance.


There aren’t enough midwives in Canada to meet the growing demand for their services. But getting more midwives in the workforce will take a lot more than just adding seats to the few midwifery programs that exist.

BY MOIRA MACDONALD | February 24 2021

Universities are turning to the UN’s 17 sustainable development goals as a blueprint for achieving a better and more prosperous world.

BY ELIZABETH CANNON | February 17 2021

As a university president, at the end of the day, you want to feel that you have made a difference and left your institution in a better place than you found it.

BY SHAUNA SYLVESTER | February 03 2021

How could we provide an intense, cohort-based experiential learning course online? Don’t even try, some said, but we’re glad we did.

BY SPARROW MCGOWAN | January 20 2021

The goals of what we’re doing haven’t changed, but the how of what we’re doing certainly has.

BY DIANE PETERS | January 13 2021

The pandemic has accelerated universities’ reliance on these critical online systems.


7 international students on how they’re managing a year of online learning.

BY UA/AU | December 31 2020

As an eventful 2020 comes to an end, here are the stories and issues that shaped the year in Canadian higher education. Stories that made 2020 Flight 752: a terrible start to the year While the pandemic has been uppermost in most people’s minds in 2020, the new year began with another unimaginable tragedy: the death of all 176 passengers and […]

BY UA/AU | December 24 2020

It’s been quite the year. We’ve read and reported, edited and produced, hundreds of stories, many of them related to the COVID-19 pandemic. While we get ready to say goodbye to a memorable 2020, here are the stories that we’ll remember in 2021. The engineering gender gap: it’s more than a numbers game It’s been […]

BY JOANNE ONG ET AL | December 02 2020

A group of York University students got together to discuss what aspects of in-person classes they miss most while studying remotely.


New university presidents face unique challenges resulting from the current crisis. Four recently installed presidents look back at the first few months of their terms.

BY MATTHEW HALLIDAY | November 11 2020

Administrators warn of tough sanctions for those breaking pandemic rules, while prioritizing a gentler sort of persuasion.

BY KERRY BANKS | October 28 2020

Chronic procrastination is on the rise, say experts, and appears to be prevalent among academics. We really should get around to doing something about it.

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.


Foreign hackers are prying into COVID-19 research from around the world, and Canadian universities are not immune.

BY DIANE PETERS | October 14 2020

Researchers expect big things if and when dependable quantum computing becomes a reality, and they are eager to ensure that the country is well-positioned to play a meaningful part.

BY PAUL YACHNIN | September 30 2020

On their way to graduation, PhD students become converts to the Church of Knowledge. But this secular church is in need of reformation.

BY KERRY BANKS | September 16 2020

Now mostly admired for their aesthetics, university clock towers were originally erected to reinforce the concept of an orderly sense of learning and to help students get to class on time.

BY IVAN JOSEPH & IVAN JOSEPH | September 09 2020

A vice-provost, student affairs, and an incoming first-year student sit down to talk about the student experience during a pandemic.

Click to fill out a quick survey