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February 2015

BY NATALIE SAMSON | January 14 2015

University of British Columbia dentistry professor David Sweet was awarded in November the Medallion of Distinguished Service, the highest Canadian Armed Forces medal for civilian service. Dr. Sweet, who serves as associate dean of students in UBC’s faculty of dentistry, was bestowed the award for his work in training Canadian police and military pathologists in […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | January 14 2015

EDITOR’S NOTE Curiosity defines them: A bumper crop of stories LETTERS Sorry Rick Mercer, I’d love to agree but I think you’re wrong PEOPLE ON THE MOVE UBC dentistry prof honoured by Canadian Armed Forces CAMPUS Integrated theatre class ‘transforms’ persons with disabilities As featured in National Geographic New study offers snapshot of Canadian publishers’ […]

BY ROSANNA TAMBURRI | January 14 2015

The ability to measure results from digital campaigns is pushing universities in a new direction.

BY NATALIE SAMSON | January 14 2015

But, despite its rising importance, the field suffers from growing pains, say academics.

BY CHANTAL BRAGANZA | January 14 2015

As pornography has proliferated in the digital era, so too has its study, even though this multidisciplinary field has been around for at least 30 years. But, say scholars, the study of sexually explicit subject matter has often been muddied by a binary pro- or anti-porn attitude.

BY MARTHA CRAGO | January 14 2015

Convergence is in the air.

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | January 14 2015

The portrayal of clergy in fiction is the theme of a new book by Sue Sorensen, an associate professor of English at Canadian Mennonite University. The Collar: Reading Christian Ministry in Fiction, Television, and Film is described by publisher Cascade Books as “a wide-ranging study of the many ways – heroic or comic, shrewd or […]

BY TIM JOHNSON | January 14 2015

“With more research, we will be able to see how ancient peoples adjusted to and reacted to rapidly rising sea levels – to see how they responded.”

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | January 14 2015

The experience has improved their lives and opened up their world, says U of Lethbridge professor.


Transforming graduate education.

BY MOIRA MACDONALD | January 14 2015

University teachers experiment all the time with innovative ways to involve students more deeply in learning, but games are rarely part of their toolkit. They may be missing a golden opportunity.

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | January 07 2015

As featured in National Geographic.

BY JEAN-FRANÇOIS VENNE | January 07 2015

Smaller publishers are the most active exporters, study finds.

BY VIVIEN FELLEGI | January 07 2015

But at least one university is fighting back with an awareness campaign to ease the pressure.

BY VINCENT LARIVIÈRE | November 19 2014

By encouraging researchers to publish in international journals, we may be steering their work in the wrong direction.