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BY LEO GROARKE | NOV 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 ROD MISSAGHIAN | OCT 27 2016

The social science traditions in Canada are strong, but it might be time to consider new interdisciplinary approaches.

BY JULIE FORAN, JOANNA LUDLOW, MANDY THIESSEN AND ERICA TRIGGS | OCT 18 2016

In our work as university advisors within the University of British Columbia’s enrolment services unit, we often feel as though we are coaching students through increasingly competitive requirements. The standards to get into university, make it through midterms, or apply to the program a student desires can seem unforgiving. Our students are making what seem […]

BY GEORGE VELETSIANOS | OCT 11 2016

The ways that digital education is organized, enacted and designed is undergoing significant change.

BY ANDREW MOORE | OCT 04 2016

A good education is not simply job training.

BY PATRICK DONAHOE | SEP 27 2016

Savvy students understand that learning happens in multiple venues beyond the classroom.

BY EVE SEGUIN | SEP 19 2016

For Professor Caroline Patsias at Université du Québec à Montréal, once a professor at Université de Sherbrooke. If you’re a university professor, chances are fairly good that you have initiated or participated in mobbing. Why? First, because mobbers are not sadists or sociopaths, but ordinary people; second, because universities are a type of organization that […]

BY JOANNA ASHWORTH | SEP 13 2016

The gold standard for assignments would engage the student in learning while also contributing to the social good.

BY MEREDITH DAULT | SEP 01 2016

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

BY JEROME ST-AMAND | AUG 30 2016

Many job postings in the field of education across the country do not require a minimum number of years working in schools.

BY SUE SORENSEN | AUG 17 2016

As a student, I was pleased to be part of a school where we at least allegedly strived to serve each other and society.

BY PAUL KEEN | JUL 28 2016

At the back of every conference organizer’s mind lurks the fear that sometimes you build it and they don’t come. That did not turn out to be a problem at the Future of the PhD in the Humanities conference held at Carleton University in May. Students, faculty and administrators came in droves from across the […]

BY MELANIE JANZEN AND JEROME CRANSTON | JUN 27 2016

The push-back was strong when we sought to increase the diversity of teachers through a modified admissions policy in our education degree program.

BY NICOLE LETOURNEAU & SUZANNE TOUGH | JUN 13 2016

Let’s save the hype for what helps families now: evidence-based social and community support.

BY DOUGLAS MORRIS ET AL | JUN 06 2016

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

BY KAREEM EL-ASSAL | MAY 24 2016

If we don’t move quickly, Canada risks seeing many of these young, bright minds take their talents elsewhere.

BY PAUL YACHNIN | MAY 17 2016

With information collected on 2,400 PhD graduates, we can begin to see what humanities programs contribute to the academy and beyond.

BY ALISON MOUNTZ ET AL | MAY 09 2016

Slow scholarship must not be a project for the privileged few, but rather a collective effort to remake the university.

BY TOM CORR | MAY 04 2016

An Ontario model for campus entrepreneurship is being widely recognized by other countries.

BY MARK CARRIGAN AND FILIP VOSTAL | APR 22 2016

It’s a privilege available only to those already at the summit of their academic careers.