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December 2016

BY TARA SIEBARTH | November 09 2016

EDITOR’S NOTE Competition: It’s a dog-eat-dog world LETTERS Professional and pregnant PEOPLE ON THE MOVE Canadian Mennonite University has reappointed Cheryl Pauls to a second term as president, and other appointments. CAMPUS #DistractinglyHonest exhibit highlights women’s work in STEM VIU “steps” up for LGBTQ community Talking consent over a cuppa at TRU Gord Downie lends […]

BY SUZANNE BOWNESS | November 09 2016

Graduate students are trying out Three Minute Thesis-type competitions for the soft skills, public connection – and just a tiny bit of fame.

BY TIM LOUGHEED | November 09 2016

This series sponsored by the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences features notable humanities and social sciences researchers with smart ideas for a better tomorrow. This month, we spoke with Yoko Yoshida, associate professor in Dalhousie University’s Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology. After almost 20 years as a landed immigrant from Japan, Yoko Yoshida has extensive […]

BY BECKY RYNOR | November 09 2016

At University of Waterloo’s Hack the North, 1,000 students compete to create a new program or project in a gruelling 36-hour contest.

BY SHANNON RUPP | November 08 2016

When it comes to making a foray into social media, the first question novices should ask themselves is, “What do I want to achieve?” That’s the advice of British sociologist Mark Carrigan, who wrote the book Social Media for Academics. He writes that social media tools can enhance any academic career, provided you choose the […]

BY KATHRYN SHAILER | November 08 2016

For the benefit of the entire university community, we need to talk, we need to work together and we need to quell the self-righteous rhetoric.

BY JEAN-FRANÇOIS VENNE | November 08 2016

A surge in allegations of sexual violence and hyper-sexualized frosh activities have, in part, inspired the study.

BY LEO GROARKE | November 07 2016

Every decade has its trend, and in the university sector “differentiation” seems to define the current one. It’s difficult to take issue with the basic idea: different institutions should focus on their different strengths. But, this notion has encouraged some implausible conclusions that warrant better scrutiny. One of them is the notion that research (and […]

BY ASHLEIGH VANHOUTEN | November 04 2016

Eden Hennessey focuses on the positive in her latest interactive artwork at Laurier.

BY RYAN ENGLISH | November 04 2016

New rainbow staircase is a symbol of queer-positivity at Nanaimo campus.

BY MARTHA CRAGO | November 03 2016

It has been almost 20 years since I did research in the homes and schools of indigenous people of Quebec. I obtained ethical approval for that work at my university. This consisted of me showing my grant proposal to a colleague down the hall who had no experience with indigenous people and asking her to […]

BY MOIRA MACDONALD | November 02 2016

Experts from within and outside of academia expound on what role universities can play to further the innovation agenda.

BY NATALIE SAMSON | November 01 2016

Consent Tea brings a spoonful of Downton Abbey to sexual health education.

BY ANQI SHEN | October 26 2016

Gord Downie’s last tour with the Tragically Hip was far from his last act. The singer and Canadian music icon has partnered with the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation at the University of Manitoba to pay tribute to the thousands of indigenous children who went missing in the residential school system and who died […]