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October 2016

BY TARA SIEBARTH | September 13 2016

EDITOR’S NOTE Reaching out: A story of courage and compassion LETTERS A lesser form of research? PEOPLE ON THE MOVE Saint Mary’s University has appointed Karen Oldfield chair of its board of governors, and other appointments. CAMPUS U of T’s Personal Librarian program eases the university transition Carleton’s solar house is not a home St. […]

BY NATALIE SAMSON | September 12 2016

for the first time in its history, the highest ranks at St. Thomas University in Fredericton are made up entirely of women. This summer, the liberal arts university announced the appointments of Kim Fenwick to the post of vice-president, academic and research, and Jodi (Hutchinson) Misheal to the role of vice president, advancement and alumni […]

BY OMAR MOUALLEM | September 07 2016

How a Christian university opened its heart to the Canadian Muslim convicted of war crimes.

BY NATALIE SAMSON | September 07 2016

At least five Canadian universities have hired sexual violence prevention coordinators in the last two years, with more to come.

BY TIM LOUGHEED | September 07 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 speak to Jo-ann Archibald, who is completing her term as associate dean for Indigenous Education and is director of the Indigenous Teacher Education Program (NITEP) at […]

BY DIANE PETERS | September 07 2016

Exposing undergrads to more research opportunities is “becoming the new gold standard.”

BY ANQI SHEN | September 06 2016

The Urbandale Centre for Home Energy Research is a testing ground for the latest in energy-saving technologies.

BY SANDRA ACKER | September 05 2016

A lot of attention has been paid recently to the notion of a “failure CV” after Princeton University professor Johannes Haushofer posted online a list he called his “CV of Failures,” (PDF) with headings like “paper rejections” and “research funding I did not get.” Many academics will have chuckled at the familiarity of the story, […]

BY MARTHA CRAGO | September 02 2016

We need to think about how fundamental research can be funded in the best Canadian way possible.

BY MEREDITH DAULT | September 01 2016

We’re building a database of qualified women to help the media find them.

BY BENJAMIN MILLER | August 31 2016

Often overlooked or simply taken for granted, campus clubs give students hands-on experience, career connections and much more.

BY ANQI SHEN | August 30 2016

The move mirrors efforts by several Canadian universities in recent years to mitigate out of control partying near campus.


For this final entry, we consider the edited book experience from a contributing author’s point of view…What follows is advice from Stephen Brown, a professor of political science at the University of Ottawa. Publishing a book chapter with a university press is generally seen as less prestigious than a peer-reviewed journal article, but it can be […]

BY RYLEY WHITE | August 16 2016

The library program offers personalized help to more than 6,200 students in two faculties.

BY NATALIE SAMSON | August 09 2016

Founded by a McGill PhD candidate, New Horizons Montréal proves it’s never too late to benefit from music lessons.