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2015

BY TARA SIEBARTH | November 03 2015

EDITOR’S NOTE First in the family: Helping first-gen student succeed LETTERS An alternative perspective on alt-ac careers PEOPLE ON THE MOVE Laurentian University has appointed Carol Kauppi director of research at the university’s Centre for Research in Social Justice and Policy, and other appointments. CAMPUS Dal professor partners with parenting website to help ease children’s […]

BY DAVID HAYES | November 03 2015

A little well-timed support can smooth the transition for first-time university students.

BY ALEX GILLIS | November 03 2015

A new academic discipline challenges our ideas of what it means to be “sane.”

BY JOHN LORINC | November 03 2015

Rather than building new, refurbishing old structures saves money and preserves heritage.

BY TIM LOUGHEED | November 03 2015

Much of this information is being used without our consent or knowledge, say SSHRC grant recipients.

BY DAVID SMITH | November 03 2015

It’s three in morning. I can’t sleep. I’m sweating and anxious. In three hours I have to stand in front of 600 undergraduate students and try my best not to pass out. Like an athlete before the big event, I’m envisioning my lecture slide by slide, which takes my heart rate into overdrive. How did […]

BY MARTHA CRAGO | November 03 2015

A combination of events set me to thinking about “boldness” this summer and early fall. Just before summer started, one of our researchers at Dalhousie University, Jeff Dahn, signed a contract with U.S. electric-car manufacturer Tesla Motors. This led to a visit by Tesla’s vice-president, J.B. Straubel, complete with a bright red Tesla that was […]

BY SHAWNA WAGMAN | November 03 2015

“It’s not just for science geeks, it’s for everybody who loves the sky,” says physics professor Howard Trottier.

BY SHAWNA WAGMAN | November 03 2015

Call it Murphy’s Law of umbrellas: carry one around all day and you’ll never see a drop of rain; forget it at home and you’ll be sure to get soaked. For the weather-weary folks on the University of British Columbia campus, an umbrella-sharing service has come to the rescue. Founded by UBC alumni Amir Entezari […]

BY NATALIE SAMSON | November 02 2015

Ali Dastmalchian was appointed dean of the Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University. His appointment at SFU will begin Jan. 1, 2016. Dr. Dastmalchian is currently professor of organization studies and international business at the University of Victoria’s Gustavson School of Business. From 2002 to 2012, he was dean of the Gustavson School, […]

BY BECKY RYNOR | November 02 2015

The patient is stunned, then furious. “A mistake? You made a mistake?” he thunders, before breaking down in ragged sobs. The surgeon, a urology resident, has just told his patient that the pathology report indicating no evidence of prostate cancer had been misfiled in “Mr. Smith’s” chart. The patient’s actual report, however, shows aggressive prostate […]

BY ROSANNA TAMBURRI | October 28 2015

Institutions are working to privately sponsor refugee families and to help bring student refugees here to study.

BY KAREN BIRCHARD | October 27 2015

The “It doesn’t Have to Hurt” initiative aims to disseminate evidence-based research quickly through social media.

BY NATALIE SAMSON | October 13 2015

Comic-book artist shares his passion for storytelling with writers.

BY NATALIE SAMSON | October 07 2015

Ecologist Madhur Anand has been appointed interim director of the Waterloo Institute for Complexity and Innovation, based at the University of Waterloo. Dr. Anand, a poet and professor in the school of environmental sciences at the University of Guelph, specializes in complex modelling and analysis and is a past Canada Research Chair in Global Ecological […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | October 07 2015

EDITOR’S NOTE Fruitful discussions: The importance of dialogue LETTERS Yes, let’s talk about skills PEOPLE ON THE MOVE Garry Fehr was named director of the Agriculture Centre of Excellence at the University of the Fraser Valley, and other appointments. CAMPUS BC aircraft technician program gets its own Boeing 727 Take a seat on Carleton University’s […]

BY MOIRA FARR | October 07 2015

Many survivors believed their confidential statements would be destroyed, not archived for posterity.

BY SHAWNA WAGMAN | October 07 2015

Carleton University students would have a tough time ignoring the presence of the bright yellow bench in their main quad. And that’s the point. The vividly painted bench, installed in September, is meant to be a daily visual reminder for students to open up and talk about mental health issues. The bench is the first […]

BY MOIRA FARR | October 07 2015

A university’s coat of arms symbolizes core values and treasured links to the past.

BY DIANE PETERS | October 07 2015

It’s not always pretty, but idealistic students continue to affect change, be it social, economic or environmental.

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