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BY RANDY BOYAGODA | June 28 2019

The campus novel is fiction for our times, but the best of the genre is timeless.

BY DIANE PETERS | June 26 2019

Canada’s “queen of giraffes” – denied tenure because she was a woman, despite her groundbreaking research – finally gets the recognition she deserves.

BY KERRY BANKS | June 14 2019

In the 1950s, the Prairies were a hub for psychedelic science. Some 60 years later, Canadian researchers are showing a renewed interest in the therapeutic use of psychedelics.

BY BECKY RYNOR | June 05 2019

The filmmaker and founder of York University’s Stereoscopic 3D Lab picked up the Governor General’s Lifetime Achievement Award in Visual and Media Arts earlier this year.

BY MEGAN JENKINS | May 14 2019

For her thesis project, education grad Meghan Parker made an autobiographical graphic novel that argues for drawing to be recognized as a mode of scholarship.


Though often viewed with skepticism, when done well, these plans can help to set an institution’s path.


And what happens when controversy arises.

BY NAVNEET ALANG | April 23 2019

Researchers now have access to a flood of educational data on students that they hope will offer insights on how to improve the learning experience. Will it work?

BY MARK CARDWELL | April 10 2019

The country’s various research and policy institutes “are highly adept at getting their messages heard in today’s crowded ideas marketplace,” says one expert.

BY SUZANNE BOWNESS | April 03 2019

Psychology professor Rajiv Jhangiani made the leap from international student to international stage as a tireless champion of open education practices.


From personal revelations to behind-the-scenes conversations, here’s what happens when university administrators get their own podcasts.


“There is very little that can’t be translated into dance,” says U of Alberta physicist Pramodh Senarath Yapa, who took home “best overall” in Science’s Dance Your PhD contest.

BY JACKIE WONG | March 08 2019

Whether in her Indigenous Science, Technology, and Society lab or on Twitter, Dr. TallBear pushes boundaries to make space for the next generation.

BY DIANE PETERS | March 06 2019

Research suggests that student evaluations of teaching are often badly designed and used inappropriately. But change is underway.

BY KERRY BANKS | February 27 2019

Researchers from numerous disciplines have begun to investigate the heavy toll that loneliness takes on society.

BY SUZANNE BOWNESS | February 20 2019

Moving beyond the traditional resumé-writing workshops, many centres are now helping students conceive of their career paths from the start of their studies.

BY WENDY GLAUSER | February 01 2019

Undeterred by her firing as Ontario’s chief scientist, U of T’s Dr. Shoichet continues to champion science outreach and collaboration.

BY NELANTHI HEWA | January 23 2019

While its founding order of Ursuline Sisters slowly dies out, Canada’s only all-female university embraces a second century of empowering women.

BY SUZANNE BOWNESS | January 10 2019

More students are opting to live in theme-based residences.

BY UA/AU | January 02 2019

Welcome to 2019. As we turn a new page, here are the stories and issues that shaped the past year in Canadian higher education. This year is a special one for University Affairs as we mark our 60th anniversary. You will notice a design refresh if you get our print magazine (and if you don’t, you can subscribe for […]