Are laptop bans the answer to the misuse of computers in the classroom?
University of Ottawa law professor Amir Attaran is determined to use his high-profile academic position to fight for the rights of the less fortunate
Meet the risk-taking scholars who are shaking things up while they build tomorrow’s academic library
One reason may be the master’s degree
The field of ‘public history’ gains ground in Canada
The disciplinary path of popular professor Marcel Danesi has taken a few sharp turns over the years, but the breadth of his intellectual pursuits is nothing short of amazing
Boys seem to underachieve educationally relative to girls. But many questions remain about what’s going on and what, if anything, should be done to address the issue.
New technologies are changing the way schools get the message out when a crisis erupts on campus. But the most valuable tool in the communications toolkit is still a well-tested plan
To most of her colleagues, Maureen Connolly is known as the director of Brock University’s Centre for Teaching, Learning and Educational Technology. She is also a popular teacher and 3M Teaching Fellow. But to others she is Maureen Connolly, professional bodybuilder. A professor of physical education and kinesiology, Dr. Connolly has been participating in bodybuilding […]
Elementary and high schools spend so much time on the content-laden curriculum that students are unprepared for the analytic and conceptual thinking they’ll need at university
We have all heard calls from many quarters for meaningful and innovative reform of our postsecondary education system. Surviving in a global marketplace means ensuring young people have the education they need to compete. But have we forgotten the student loan system that is supposed to support our learning infrastructure in Canada? The Canada Student […]
There’s growing awareness that newly minted researchers need professional skills that enhance their technical knowledge of their discipline. Demands for professional skills – such as written and oral communication, project management, leadership and teaching – are coming from at least three groups: graduate students, who are concerned about their marketability; the academic research community, with […]
The pros, the cons and the complications of taking on a little extra work on the side
Students who cheat are a problem on Canadian campuses – a problem that universities and faculty members must wrestle head-on. Based on his research and his own experience with cheating students, this professor discovers three crucial steps to keep them in
He’s a scientist, arts aficionado and acclaimed editor who brings success to seemingly everything he undertakes. What will Queen’s do if he ever really retires?
University heads increasingly have to juggle competing interests and the balancing act isn’t always easy
Comics have become much more sophisticated since the advent of Archie or Superman and are now a legitimate area of scholarship
Usha George has lived the immigrant experience, but never really left that community behind, devoting much of her professional career to addressing the special needs of newcomers to Canada
Despite our best efforts to help struggling students, there are some who really shouldn’t be there in the first place