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Ten higher-ed bloggers worth checking out

Here’s my list of Canadian bloggers I read regularly.


It’s hard to keep up with all that’s being written about postsecondary education in Canada, but there are at least 10 bloggers that I do try to read regularly. Here they are, grouped somewhat haphazardly and in no particular order:

1. Speculative diction, written by graduate student Melonie Fullick, who is also a prolific Twitterer (Tweeter?), @qui_oui.

2. Deans’ weblog, by various contributors at Dalhousie University’s graduate studies department.

3. The Black Hole, which offers career advice for science grads by David Kent and regular contributors (Twitter: @scienceadvocacy).

4. Our own Careers Café: by Jo VanEvery and Liz Koblyk (@jovanevery and @unicareers, respectively).

5. Adventures in Canadian Post-Secondary Education, from Memorial University professor Dale Kirby (@dalekirby).

6. Ivory Tower Blues, by University of Western Ontario professors James Côté and Anton Allahar (Twitter: @jecote).

7. The Classroom Conservative, by University of Lethbridge professor Craig Monk.

8. Piece of Mind, by Nassif Ghoussoub, a professor of mathematics at the University of British Columbia (@NGhoussoub).

9. FedCan blog, published by the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences (@fedcan).

10. Eye on Higher Ed, by Alex Usher, on the Globe Campus site (@CanEdProject).

There are many others, of course, and I apologize if your blog isn’t listed here. I had to pare it down to get to an even 10. But, if you have others to suggest, please share them with us.

Léo Charbonneau
Léo Charbonneau is the editor of University Affairs.
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  1. lcharbonneau / December 6, 2010 at 12:59

    Thanks for sharing, Stacey. By the way, Professor Maitzen’s blog, Novel Readings, can be found here:

  2. Stacey Donohue / December 6, 2010 at 12:56

    I highly recommend the blog Novel Readings by Rohan Maitzen: a fabulously detailed and entertaining blog on all things literary!

  3. Kevin Grout / December 6, 2010 at 21:30

    Another great one for the higher education web/marketing side of things is maintained and edited by @karinejoly

  4. Dale Kirby / December 7, 2010 at 09:09

    Thanks for the mention Léo.

  5. lee Skallerup Bessette / December 9, 2010 at 15:42

    I’d suggest, a blog by Canadian academic women. It’s good stuff.

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