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We need to re-establish ourselves as the place where leaders are prepared for whatever possibilities the future presents. Here’s how.

If COVID-19 has taught us anything, it is this: prepare all you want, but you can’t control uncertainty or wrangle the unknown. Nor will looking at tomorrow through today’s lens lend any clarity to a future shaped by artificial intelligence, distracted by never-ending flows of content, and in...
In my opinion

There’s no need to create a teaching schedule for the fall. Students have been telling us how to create a learning environment that makes sense. We should listen to them.

As we prepare to return in person on campuses this fall, we have a unique opportunity to reimagine our universities as more inclusive, more flexible and ultimately more intellectually productive learning commons. Some of the ways in which we were organized pre-pandemic, and some of what we did as te...
In my opinion
BY ANDIE BURAZIN | June 07 2022

The journey back from pandemic-enforced online learning will be a steep learning curve for everyone.

When will we be back in person? What will the transition from online to in person look like? Once in person, should assessments continue to be online? What have my students learned while being online? In the summer of 2021, as I considered the 2021-2022 academic year, I found myself with more uncert...
In my opinion

Une analyse révèle que les critères budgétaires ne suffisent pas à déterminer ce qui assure le bon fonctionnement d’une revue savante.

Ces dernières années, diverses études ont été conduites pour évaluer l’impact financier du libre accès sur les revues savantes, en particulier en sciences humaines et sociales, arts et lettres (SHS) (
In my opinion
BY RYAN KATZ-ROSENE | January 29 2024

The policy encourages scholars to reduce the climate footprint associated with their research activities.

Canada’s Tri-Councils (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada) have a relativel...
From the admin chair
BY SHEILA COTE-MEEK | March 01 2019

Il est temps de repenser notre conception de l’université et de se demander comment l’éducation peut demeurer pertinente à une époque de transition rapide.

The Black Hole
BY JONATHAN THON | March 01 2012
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The Black Hole
BY DAVID KENT | March 12 2012
Over the last months, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) have conducted an extensive review of their grant programs and have released a document to describe these changes.  In a demonstration of top tier accountability, they have opened a multi-stage and...
The Black Hole
BY DAVID KENT | January 07 2013
Happy 2013 to our readers! We’ll start this year with a summary of our autumnal posts capturing the third quarter of activity at our new University Affairs home. Both Jonathan and I have enjoyed the transition and are looking forward to a year packed with good discussion and constructi...
The Black Hole
BY DAVID KENT | August 12 2013
Two weeks ago I attended the Flow Cytometry UK Meeting and their keynote speaker was Continue reading, the current chief executive of the
The Black Hole
BY DAVID KENT | October 08 2013
Last week was the culmination of an incredible amount of volunteer labour through the CAPS-ACSP group who produced their Continue reading. Done in collaboration with Continue reading, a not-for-profit gr...
The Black Hole
BY DAVID KENT | July 25 2019

Starting early and being ruthless about time management are just a few pieces of advice I wish I had been given at the start of this process.

As many of our readers know already, I have made the decision to move our research lab from Continue reading. With the move so close now, the excitement (and the fear) is palpable a...
The Black Hole
BY DAVID KENT | April 08 2020

Use this time to think about your career trajectory and what aspects of your work are important to you.

Just about everything we are reading these days is related to COVID-19 and working from home. My own blogging efforts have been no different with a plea last month for us to consider how we
Speculative Diction
BY MELONIE FULLICK | January 19 2017

A frank discussion about open access publishing, Dr. Eve’s own Open Library for the Humanities, and what future he sees for the academic publishing industry.

The current state of academic publishing is something we should all be thinking about, given that it’s a means of disseminating the knowledge generated by academic research — much of which is publicly funded yet inaccessible to the public. Publishing is also significant because ...
Career Advice
BY NANDA DIMITROV | April 07 2008

Understanding your cultural differences with international students is the key to fostering a productive and rewarding supervisory relationship

The supervision of graduate students is a challenging exercise in effective interpersonal communication even when the faculty member and student share the same cultural background. Differing expectations about workload, progress and a considerable power gap often create the perfect conditions for mi...
Career Advice
BY UA/AU | March 23 2009

University of Windsor’s Janice Drakich breaks down the faculty recruitment process in Canada and offers advice to academics job searching in a recession

What is faculty recruitment all about?

At the end of the 1990s, research predicted a significant increase in the number of faculty to be hired over the next decade or two. This prediction alerted universities to prepare for the increased recruitment of faculty and their entry into the univ...
Career Advice

Deciding if a master’s or PhD is the right next step for you can be a difficult one. We asked for some advice.

Making the decision to go to graduate school, or continue further in graduate school, is a commitment in time, money and effort. How do you know if it is the best decision for you? We asked a selection of university career advisers from across Canada for some advice to help you decide: "What ...
Career Advice

Il peut être difficile de déterminer si la maîtrise ou le doctorat est la bonne voie à suivre. Voici quelques conseils.

La décision de poursuivre ses études à la maîtrise ou au doctorat représente un investissement en temps, en argent et en énergie. Comment savoir si cette voie nous convient? Pour vous aider à prendre la bonne décision, nous avons posé la question suivante à des conseillers d’orientation ...
Career Advice
Récemment sorties de l’école, nous savons que des études en bibliothéconomie et en sciences de l’information (BSI) – ou l’équivalent – passent le temps de le dire. Étudier les perspectives de carrière diverses au possible, choisir des cours qui appuient cette myriade de possibilité...
Career Advice
BY JENNIFER POLK | February 18 2016
On m’interroge parfois sur le fait d’abandonner, et plus précisément sur l’abandon d’un doctorat. C’est justement arrivé à plusieurs reprises récemment, alors que je me trouvais à Vancouver. Contrairement à ce que vous entendez ou à ce que vous dit votre petite voix intérieure,...