A cleaner, greener air conditioner might just be found at the bottom of a snow pile. Researchers at the University of British Columbia Okanagan have analyzed three air conditioning models that use snow as a coolant to discover which one is the most sustainable alternative to the air conditioning units found in most Canadian buildings today. […]
EDITOR’S NOTE The U.S. election: Intolerance can’t be allowed to “trump” inclusion LETTERS The spread of Canadian research talent PEOPLE ON THE MOVE Canadian Mennonite University has reappointed Cheryl Pauls to a second term as president, and other appointments. CAMPUS Web series brings Memorial University to life for prospective students Advancing disability rights through art […]
Celebrating research that finds academic writers have varied writing practices.
This series, which is sponsored by the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, features notable researchers in humanities and social sciences with smart ideas for a better tomorrow. This month, we are speaking with Marie-Odile Junker, a linguistics professor at Carleton University. Upon arriving in Canada in 1985, Marie-Odile Junker was surprised that you could learn any foreign […]
Once seen as a silly topic for academic study, boredom is now attracting scientists as well as humanities scholars.
The approach of Canada’s 150th anniversary, or sesquicentennial, provides an opportunity to reflect not just on where the country is heading, but also on where it’s been. To that effect, we decided to take a look back in the pages of University Affairs circa 1964 to 1967 to see what was preoccupying universities in the […]
This fall I returned to teaching after a three-year hiatus. Two maternity leaves plus a sabbatical meant that, although I kept myself busy with other forms of scholarly activity, I had not stepped foot in a classroom for three years. That’s almost the lifespan of an undergraduate cohort, and in some ways the cultural imagery […]
Multidisciplinary group based at Dalhousie University plans to track subjects into adulthood to see what strategies lead to success.
Ryerson’s Eliza Chandler looks for what culture can do for disability that legislation can’t.
Few Canadian universities offer French-immersion programs, yet such programs abound at the primary and secondary levels. A new book looks at this scarcity and offers solutions to foster new programs.
We’ve all heard about the “death of the humanities” – the decreasing enrolments and loss of full-time positions in these disciplines. What we tend to overlook is that, while there are certainly tenure-track jobs available in Canada, many tend to go to foreign-trained academics. However, until someone embarks on a much-needed and full-scale study on […]
Documentary-style series follows 10 students as they navigate campus and city life.
One parent finds that, despite efforts to make it fairer, the process still favours those with money.
Concordia University Press is Quebec’s first fully open access scholarly press to publish in both French and English.
New name and logo are first steps in an ambitious business and marketing strategy.