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Careers Café
BY LIZ KOBLYK | December 01 2015
If you’re lucky enough to work for an organization you like, and unlucky enough to be frustrated by some of the work that doesn’t get done, you may be well positioned to propose a new position – for the organization and for yourself. It may sound audacious to propose an entirely ne...
https://universityaffairs.ca/career-advice/careers-cafe/creating-the-job-you-want-developing-a-proposal/
Responsibilities May Include
BY KETAN MARBALLI | November 12 2021

Un conseiller d’orientation explique comment il a redécouvert ses forces et s’est façonné une nouvelle trajectoire professionnelle.

Fort de plus de 12 ans d’expérience à titre de biologiste moléculaire en milieu universitaire, j’étais déçu de ne pas être en mesure d’obtenir un poste de professeur. Au terme d’une profonde introspection, j’ai constaté que mes aspirations avaient changé et que diriger mon propre...
https://www.affairesuniversitaires.ca/conseils-carriere/responsabilites-potentielles/de-scientifique-a-conseiller-dorientation-lecons-apprises-lors-dun-changement-de-carriere/
Responsibilities May Include
BY SAMANTHA CHANG, CRISTINA D’AMICO & MICHAL KASPRZAK | January 10 2022

Educational development is an alt-ac career that leverages teaching experience and ‘enhances the work of colleges and universities, with a focus on teaching and learning.’

Continue reading for graduate researchers have grown over the past decade. Inside the university, these careers can be as diverse as grant...
https://universityaffairs.ca/career-advice/responsibilities-may-include/finding-your-voice-in-educational-development/
Responsibilities May Include
BY LORNA MACEACHERN & CHANTELLE THAUVETTE | June 06 2022

Goal setting helps graduate students approach studies mindfully, normalizes challenges around future goals.

In our work at McGill University, we have spoken to hundreds of graduate students about their post-graduation plans. We know through projects like Continue reading that most PhD students go on to careers they find...
https://universityaffairs.ca/career-advice/responsibilities-may-include/addressing-graduate-students-anxieties-measuring-the-impact-of-individual-development-plans/
Responsibilities May Include
BY ERIN ANDERSON | July 12 2022

Community and mentorship are critical for supporting the success of graduate students with disabilities.

The number of students with disabilities registering with campus accessibility offices for accommodations Continue reading at universities across Canada. As higher education institutions cast a wider net in their recruitment ...
https://universityaffairs.ca/career-advice/responsibilities-may-include/navigating-the-hidden-curriculum-as-a-graduate-student-with-disabilities/
Responsibilities May Include
BY REBECCA MAYMON | April 28 2023

By using labour market information as a tool for targeted career exploration, you can facilitate a smoother transition to employment following graduation.

Labour market information can be a useful tool in career exploration by helping you to situate your career options within the context of the employment landscape. Information on the labour market can be general (e.g., Canada), moderately specific (e.g., the academic sector), or very specific (e.g., ...
https://universityaffairs.ca/career-advice/responsibilities-may-include/why-phds-should-consider-the-labour-market-when-exploring-careers/
Graduate Matters
BY MICHELLE LEI | November 27 2023

This path allowed me to dive into a new field while maintaining a time commitment comparable to a traditional master’s program.

Life often takes unexpected turns; the education and subsequent career path you envisioned in your youth may not be the one you ultimately follow. Upon graduation with a bachelor’s degree, the traditional options are to either embark on a graduate or professional program or to start working in ind...
https://universityaffairs.ca/career-advice/graduate-matters/why-pursuing-a-second-bachelors-degree-was-the-right-choice-for-me/
Prof ou pas?
BY EMILIE-JADE POLIQUIN | March 18 2021

Dans un processus de recherche d’emploi à l’extérieur du milieu universitaire, les titulaires de doctorat sont souvent appelés à justifier leur choix d’être allés aux cycles supérieurs.

Se trouver un emploi hors du milieu universitaire après de longues études supérieures n’est pas de tout repos… surtout quand vient le temps d’expliquer ce changement de parcours en entrevue.  Un scénario qui s’avère plus fréquent qu’on ne l’imagine pour celles et ceux qui font le ...
https://www.affairesuniversitaires.ca/conseils-carriere/prof-ou-pas/limportance-de-savoir-expliquer-pourquoi-on-a-fait-un-doctorat/
News
BY DAISY LE CORRE | May 01 2024

Mettant à profit leurs propres expériences, cinq universitaires brossent un portrait des hauts et des bas qui attendent les professeur.e.s en début de carrière.

Andréanne Gagné, Jo Anni Joncas, Geneviève Brisson, Claire Moreau et Myriam Villeneuve-Lapointe sont toutes professeures à l’Université de Sherbrooke. Elles ont aussi un autre point en commun : celui d’avoir créé une bande dessinée sur la réalité des professeur.e.s d’université en d...
https://www.affairesuniversitaires.ca/actualites/actualites-article/prof-pas-prof-jy-vais-une-bande-dessinee-pour-desacraliser-la-profession/
News
BY DAISY LE CORRE | May 09 2024

Five academics draw on their own experiences to paint a portrait of the ups and downs that await new professors.

Andréanne Gagné, Jo Anni Joncas, Geneviève Brisson, Claire Moreau, and Myriam Villeneuve-Lapointe are all professors from Université de Sherbrooke. Together, they co-authored a book chronicling the challenges university professors face as they embark on their academic careers. But their brainchi...
https://universityaffairs.ca/news/news-article/prof-pas-prof-jy-vais-a-comic-book-demystifies-the-teaching-profession/
News
BY UA/AU | June 30 2020

June 29, 2020

Canada Research Continuity Emergency Fund deadline extended

On May 15, the federal government created the Canada Research Continuity Emergency Fund (CRCEF) as part of a suite of temporary financial aid programs to help employers and workers through financial ...
https://universityaffairs.ca/news/news-article/covid-19-updates-for-june-2020/
News
BY JEAN-FRANÇOIS VENNE | March 24 2021

Le gouvernement présentera un plan d’action, qui pourrait être accompagné d’un financement supplémentaire, visant à favoriser l’accès et la réussite à l’université.

Le ministère de l’Enseignement supérieur du Québec dévoilera ce printemps un plan d’action pour favoriser l’accès et la réussite au cégep et à l’université. Ce document couronnera plus d’un an de travail dans le cadre du Chantier sur la réussite en enseignement supérieur. Les...
https://www.affairesuniversitaires.ca/actualites/actualites-article/le-quebec-veut-plus-de-diplomes-universitaires/
News
BY JEAN-FRANÇOIS VENNE | April 07 2021

The government is preparing an action plan to improve university access and success – and it may bring additional funding to the sector.

Quebec’s minister of higher education, Danielle McCann will unveil an action plan this spring to promote CEGEP and university access and success. This document is the result of more than a year's work on the Chantier sur la réussite en enseignement supérieur [higher education success pr...
https://universityaffairs.ca/news/news-article/quebec-wants-more-university-graduates/
Ask Dr. Editor
BY LETITIA HENVILLE | September 29 2020

Techniques for coherent, analytical lit reviews.

Question

I’m frustrated by the feedback that my supervisor gives me. She wrote that my literature review was “choppy,” and when I asked her how to fix this, she told me to “add nuance.” I don’t understand what these terms mean in practice, and so I don’t know what...
https://universityaffairs.ca/career-advice/ask-dr-editor/literature-reviews-that-work/
Features
BY PAUL GESSELL | September 10 2014

It may the last big human-rights issue of our age – welcoming people who identify with the sex opposite to the one they were born with.

When student Bridget Liang of Hamilton, Ontario, went shopping for a university, she chose York University, partly because of its many gender-neutral, single-stall washrooms spread around campus. Ms. Liang is a transgendered woman. For her, large public restrooms can be terrifying places, where bull...
https://universityaffairs.ca/features/feature-article/universities-for-all-genders/
Posts
BY HANNAH LIDDLE | January 11 2022
Le Devoir Continue reading L’Université Laurentienne, à Sudbury, tente de faire suspendre un mandat qui forcerait l’établissement à remettre...
https://www.affairesuniversitaires.ca/en-manchette-le-11-janvier-2022/
Media
BY GLEN ASHWORTH | January 18 2018
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https://universityaffairs.ca/ua-2018-media-kit-2/