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June-July 2016

BY JEAN-FRANÇOIS VENNE | June 15 2016

Thirteen of Canada’s 19 UNESCO Chairs are based in Quebec, with only two at universities outside of major cities.

BY TARA SIEBARTH | June 08 2016

EDITOR’S NOTE Comings and goings: The value of international experiences LETTERS Slow it down and don’t give in PEOPLE ON THE MOVE Dreeni Geer will step into the newly created role of director of human rights and equity at Lakehead University, and other appointments. CAMPUS Music instructor riffs on Chet Baker in new film about […]

BY SHARON ASCHAIEK | June 08 2016

Initiative marking Queen Elizabeth II’s reign promotes leadership and cultural exchanges among Commonwealth nations.

BY MARTHA CRAGO | June 08 2016

In Canada, the phrases “Science is back” and “Canada is back on the world stage” have been heard repeatedly over the last several months. They are like music to the ears of many of us. We can also now talk about, write about and apply for research funding on climate change without having to camouflage […]

BY SUE CARTER | June 08 2016

Campus art galleries today are much more than collections of art hanging on walls.

BY JANO KLIMAS | June 08 2016

I am so tired of reading poorly written science. Often, I can barely finish reading an article that runs longer than one page. None of my friends read my articles. The feeling of failure spreads in me like cancer. First, I’m worried that we have failed everyday people who need our answers the most. Second, […]

BY RYLEY WHITE | June 07 2016

A new generation of British Columbia’s indigenous wood carvers is getting support from a forestry research-funded art program to help their careers take root. Opening Doors gives budding artists from First Nations communities in B.C. the opportunity to create their own hand-carved door. The program launched last summer with 10 students training at Emily Carr […]

BY RYLEY WHITE | June 07 2016

Do you eat organic fruit? Drive an eco-friendly car? If so, society likely thinks you’re a good person – unless you’re on welfare. We don’t look kindly on those who use government financial assistance to buy expensive “ethical” items, according to a study published in a recent issue of the Journal of Consumer Research. Purchasing […]

BY DOUGLAS MORRIS ET AL | June 06 2016

Anomalies in Discovery Grant evaluations require immediate attention, say researchers.

BY MICHAEL RANCIC | May 30 2016

Kevin Turcotte aims for interpretation instead of imitation in the Baker biopic Born to Be Blue.

BY TIM JOHNSON | May 25 2016

Just a tiny minority of Canadian students choose to study abroad, and that’s a problem. Here’s what some universities are doing to try to reverse the trend.

BY RYLEY WHITE | May 23 2016

At the Campus Bike Library, anyone with a McMaster University library card can borrow a bicycle at no cost.

BY MOIRA MACDONALD | May 10 2016

International graduates of Canadian universities are “the perfect candidates” for citizenship, says immigration minister

BY ANQI SHEN | May 04 2016

Move is overdue recognition that the university has become much more diverse, says president.

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