Research suggests that student evaluations of teaching are often badly designed and used inappropriately. But change is underway.
Researchers from numerous disciplines have begun to investigate the heavy toll that loneliness takes on society.
Moving beyond the traditional resumé-writing workshops, many centres are now helping students conceive of their career paths from the start of their studies.
Undeterred by her firing as Ontario’s chief scientist, U of T’s Dr. Shoichet continues to champion science outreach and collaboration.
While its founding order of Ursuline Sisters slowly dies out, Canada’s only all-female university embraces a second century of empowering women.
More students are opting to live in theme-based residences.
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 […]
Educators are using gaming elements, combined with the interactive and immersive aspects of virtual reality, to enhance learning.
Over the past year, the University Affairs team has read and reported, edited and produced, hundreds of stories. Here are six that stayed with us. I was sexually assaulted. I turned to my university for help. Here’s what happened Coming up with the visuals for this first-person essay about a student who sought help from […]
Several smaller universities are heading downtown to open new arts-focused facilities.
Still, a few universities have committed to offering services that specifically address eating disorders as part of their health and wellness programs.
Working with international colleagues can provide new insights and even a career boost, but it takes patience and planning.
In all the strategizing, expanding and refining of services on offer to students who struggle with anxiety, depression or any number of other serious mental illnesses, faculty are asking, where do we fit?
An array of new programs gives students an opportunity to tackle issues of importance to their local communities.
The growing field of family economics applies the basic economic concepts to the family unit, allowing researchers to explore some fundamental policy issues.
Clashes over the limits of free speech continue to divide students and faculty.
We asked our readers: what is the one teaching tip, tool or technique you can’t live without?
Canada’s law schools are revamping their programs and curricula to respond to what one law dean calls “the most significant shift in the Canadian legal landscape in our lifetimes.”
After struggling for months to receive the accommodations she was entitled to, one student shares her story as a lesson for university administrators, faculty members and front-line staff.
The two founders of the website say the incentives in scientific publishing need to change to reduce fraud.