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BY KERRY BANKS | April 15 2020

PhD candidate Genevieve von Petzinger has scoured ancient rock art to create the world’s largest database of early abstract symbols – but what do they mean?

BY MOIRA MACDONALD | April 08 2020

Traditional in-person conferences have been criticized for a variety of reasons, but the current COVID-19 pandemic puts them in a whole new light.


How controversy, curriculum change and emerging perspectives are shifting the study of Canadian literature.

BY WENDY GLAUSER | March 04 2020

Universities across the country are tweaking their admissions processes to attract students from less-privileged backgrounds.

BY MATTHEW HALLIDAY | February 26 2020

Agriculture faculties are becoming some of the most exciting hubs of interdisciplinary collaboration on Canadian campuses.

BY WENDY GLAUSER | February 19 2020

The ban on Black students studying medicine was in effect for decades, then forgotten, and wasn’t officially repealed until just two years ago.


Mathematics and statistics instructors from across Canada have come together to launch a grassroots faculty initiative to improve student learning.

BY ALEX V. GREEN | February 05 2020

University of Victoria’s chair of transgender studies and founder of the Transgender Archives is on a mission to collect and celebrate works by transgender people for transgender people.

BY MARK CARDWELL | January 22 2020

Queen’s University terrorism researcher Amarnath Amarasingam is no stranger to intersectoral strife.

BY DIANE PETERS | January 09 2020

Universities and industry groups agree the path to engineering needs to be smoother for talented young women.

BY UA/AU | January 02 2020

Welcome to 2020! As we say goodbye to 2019, here are the stories and issues that shaped the past year in Canadian higher education. Stories that made 2019 University Affairs turns 60 Commemorating the magazine’s 60th anniversary was a fun (but daunting) project to take on. The trick was figuring out how to showcase all of […]

BY NATALIE SAMSON | January 02 2020

Some of our readers offer their tips on managing the stresses of university life.

BY UA/AU | December 26 2019

Over the past year we’ve read and reported, edited and produced, hundreds of stories. Here are six that stayed with us. Archives are adapting to an era of digitization and decolonization The idea for this story came out of a brainstorming session for content to include in our 60th anniversary issue. Anniversaries naturally call us […]

BY KERRY BANKS | December 18 2019

Canada is a leader in technology to capture and store carbon dioxide, although some view it as only a stopgap in our move to a carbon-free future.

BY SUZANNE BOWNESS | November 28 2019

Small steps can make a big difference to engaging students in their own assessment.

BY LESLEY EVANS OGDEN | November 27 2019

For many, leaving academia to start a family is a one-way trip – a derailment condescendingly referred to as “the mommy track.”

BY PAUL GOOCH | November 20 2019

A visitor who hasn’t set foot on a campus for many years would be impressed by the wide array of services dedicated to helping students succeed nowadays, according to this excerpt from Course Correction: A Map for the Distracted University.

BY WENDY GLAUSER | October 30 2019

Researchers and funders are increasingly focusing on how to prepare for a changed – and changing – climate.

BY CHRISTINA FRANGOU | October 23 2019

Many universities lack adequate policies on how to deal with cyberbullying, leading to real-life consequences for some targeted academics.

BY DIANA DUONG | October 16 2019

The conversation about race in the profession is heating up. Here’s why.

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