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BY UA/AU | January 02 2019

Welcome to 2019. As we turn a new page, here are the stories and issues that shaped the past year in Canadian higher education. This year is a special one for University Affairs as we mark our 60th anniversary. You will notice a design refresh if you get our print magazine (and if you don’t, you can subscribe for […]

BY KERRY BANKS | December 26 2018

Educators are using gaming elements, combined with the interactive and immersive aspects of virtual reality, to enhance learning.

BY UA/AU | December 26 2018

Over the past year, the University Affairs team has read and reported, edited and produced, hundreds of stories. Here are six that stayed with us. I was sexually assaulted. I turned to my university for help. Here’s what happened Coming up with the visuals for this first-person essay about a student who sought help from […]

BY ERIKA THORKELSON | December 19 2018

Several smaller universities are heading downtown to open new arts-focused facilities.

BY SHANNON DEA | December 14 2018

For reasons of naiveté or worse, the media and the public have been taken in by the view that there is a free speech crisis on campus.

BY TERRI COLES | December 12 2018

The event, where graduate students explained their research in the form of a baked good, appears to be the first of its kind in Canada.

BY CYNTHIA MACDONALD | December 03 2018

CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar uses “multimessenger” astronomy for new insights, while pushing for more diversified and inclusive viewpoints.


Helping one another was a central theme of fourth national forum held at the University of Victoria.

BY SORAYA ROBERTS | November 14 2018

Still, a few universities have committed to offering services that specifically address eating disorders as part of their health and wellness programs.

BY BRIAN OWENS | November 07 2018

Working with international colleagues can provide new insights and even a career boost, but it takes patience and planning.

BY MOIRA FARR | October 31 2018

In all the strategizing, expanding and refining of services on offer to students who struggle with anxiety, depression or any number of other serious mental illnesses, faculty are asking, where do we fit?

BY ANQI SHEN | October 24 2018

An array of new programs gives students an opportunity to tackle issues of importance to their local communities.

BY BRIAN OWENS | October 17 2018

Canada’s newest Nobel laureate discusses the challenges of explaining her work, dealing with the sudden attention, and what to say to the Queen of Sweden.

BY DIANE PETERS | October 05 2018

The growing field of family economics applies the basic economic concepts to the family unit, allowing researchers to explore some fundamental policy issues.

BY MOIRA MACDONALD | October 03 2018

Clashes over the limits of free speech continue to divide students and faculty.

BY ANQI SHEN | September 26 2018

We asked our readers: what is the one teaching tip, tool or technique you can’t live without?

BY KERRY BANKS | September 05 2018

Canada’s law schools are revamping their programs and curricula to respond to what one law dean calls “the most significant shift in the Canadian legal landscape in our lifetimes.”

BY MARK CARDWELL | September 04 2018

Across Canada, several big-city universities are building student residences through a variety of partnerships with private developers.

BY ANONYMOUS | August 29 2018

After struggling for months to receive the accommodations she was entitled to, one student shares her story as a lesson for university administrators, faculty members and front-line staff.

BY KERRY BANKS | August 22 2018

The two founders of the website say the incentives in scientific publishing need to change to reduce fraud.