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March 2009

BY ADAM CHAPNICK | March 09 2009

Straightforward advice for job candidates in search of a professorial recommendation

BY LEON TRAKMAN | February 09 2009

Canadian universities could benefit if they boost efforts to recruit
international students, who want quality for fair cost

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | February 09 2009

What’s this? Kristine Spence of facilities management at the University of Saskatchewan is feeding used fluorescent light bulbs into the “bulb eater.” The machine instantly crushes the glass tube and reportedly sucks up 99.9 percent of the mercury and phosphorous inside, which is then re-used for the production of new bulbs. According to Environment Canada, […]

BY PEGGY BERKOWITZ | February 09 2009

Infrastructure spending welcome but research story less rosy

BY JULIA KENT | February 09 2009

The tragic tale of Aurore Gagnon, a 10-year-old girl from Quebec who is thought to have died from family violence in 1920, continues “to haunt the cultural memory of Quebec,” says John Lutz, a history professor at the University of Victoria and co-director of the website Great Unsolved Mysteries in Canadian History. Launched in 1997 […]

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | February 09 2009

To a medical student, a patient represents not just a potential diagnosis but a learning opportunity. To show their appreciation, the medical students at McMaster University decided to design a card that they could give out to patients “to let them know how important and valued their role is in our education,” says student Tiffaney […]

BY HARRIET EISENKRAFT | February 09 2009

Eleven Ontario universities are going back to school, or at least into the laboratory of higher learning, in an effort to improve undergraduate student engagement. The project was launched by the Higher Educational Quality Council of Ontario, an arm’s-length research agency of Ontario’s Ministry of Colleges, Training and Universities. The project encompasses 13 experiments in […]

BY MARK CARDWELL | February 09 2009

New technology developed at U de Sherbrooke will give cell phones FM-radio sound quality

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | February 09 2009

The Bologna process will have far-reaching effects on European higher
education, but its impact on Canada is still unclear

BY JULIA KENT | February 09 2009

A group of medical students at the University of Alberta is promoting a simple solution to improving access to clean water in Africa: a ceramic filter in the form of a clay pot. Water is poured into the pot and when it seeps out the other side it is free 
of harmful pathogens. The key […]


Our commitment to conduct a research network in two languages faced 
some predictable challenges – and offered some surprising rewards

BY ANNE MULLENS | February 09 2009

Angus McLaren spent a career discovering what 
people thought about sex through the ages

BY DANIEL DROLET | February 09 2009

Atlantic universities learn a lot about wooing applicants as their local supply of 18 to 24-year-olds starts to dry up. Are there lessons here for other regions?

BY NICK TAYLOR-VAISEY | January 26 2009

Granting council amendments to Canada’s policy on research conduct respond to concerns from social science community

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | January 26 2009

The Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada has chosen its next president from the international development community. Paul Davidson, currently executive director of World University Service of Canada, will begin a five-year term as president of AUCC on May 11. He succeeds Claire Morris, who has led AUCC since March 2004 and is retiring. […]

BY HELEN KNOLL | September 10 2007

For junior professors, finding a mentor means not being afraid to ask

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