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March 2008

BY DAVID N. HARPP | February 11 2008

We should provide whatever assistance we can to empower students, including recorded lectures

BY CELIA RUSSELL | February 11 2008

By 3:15 p.m. on Wednesday, January 16, more than 700 people had gathered in front of Queen’s University’s Stauffer Library for a faculty-organized rally against racism. The day, time and location of the rally were no coincidence. Exactly eight weeks before, a faculty member on her way to teach a class was forced off a […]

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | February 11 2008

Torching cars, submerging them in water – what’s next, dropping them off a bridge? It’s all in a day’s work for university researchers. The torchbearers are Simon Fraser University criminologist Gail Anderson and graduate student Stacey McCann; Ms. McCann was conducting the research for her thesis. The two set fire to three cars that contained […]

BY MARK CARDWELL | February 11 2008

Athletics has been a priority at Simon Fraser University ever since it opened in 1965. “University sports will build student loyalty and pre-eminence on a faster basis than you get by turning out graduates,” said the school’s first chancellor, Gordon Shrum, whose name lives on in the annual Shrum Bowl football game between SFU and […]

BY PHILLIP TODD | February 11 2008

Queen’s University is hosting a one-year pilot project that offers any Ontario post-secondary student, educator, administrator or disability service-provider a free, low-stakes, first-stop consultation and mediation service to help resolve disability-related disputes. The Post-secondary Accessibility Consulting Team (PACT) opened its doors to clients last November after five months of stakeholder consultations across the province. The […]

BY SAMANTHA FEX | February 11 2008

Engineering graduates Nilesh Patel and Corey Centen never imagined that a design project in their final year at McMaster University would have such a huge impact. Their creation, the CPRGlove, is designed to help with the tricky task of performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation. The latex-spandex glove is equipped with sensors that tell the user how fast […]

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | February 11 2008

Two University of Toronto debaters won the 2008 North American Debating Championships, beating a team from Harvard University in a rousing final debate. Jon Laxer, a first-year law student, and Jason Rogers, a first-year graduate student in economics, won the cup for Hart House, the student centre that supports most extracurricular activities at U of […]

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | February 11 2008

The reviews are in: “powerful,” “evocative,” “transformative,” say those who’ve seen the Unruly Salon, a series of free public performances by artists with disabilities that’s running until the end of March at the University of British Columbia. The performances are paired with academic presentations on issues surrounding disabilities. “The performers have been fabulous, the scholars […]

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | February 11 2008

Recent studies point to an urgent need for harmonized data on the Canadian postsecondary sector

BY MAEVE HALDANE | February 11 2008

Margaret Lock’s life work has helped reveal how people’s experience of sickness and health is tied to the culture they belong to

BY MOIRA FARR | February 11 2008

Aboriginal leaders like Kevin Chief are inspiring a new generation of kids to stay in school

BY ALLISON LAWLOR | February 11 2008

Mount Allison’s Cuthbertson House gives students a lesson in ecologically friendly living

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