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BY NATALIE SAMSON | March 06 2017

Accessibility offices are encouraging students with autism to turn to their peers for support through university life.

BY JEAN-FRANÇOIS VENNE | March 01 2017

Five years after the Printemps érable, one of the biggest protest movements ever to hit Quebec, the province’s universities remain underfunded and beset by a series of unresolved issues.

BY ANQI SHEN | February 21 2017

From cherished childhood stories to highbrow literature to weighty non-fiction, academics weigh in.

BY MOIRA MACDONALD | February 08 2017

University students are increasingly seeking stints volunteering in developing countries. Now, there’s a move to make these trips more ethical and meaningful to both students and their hosts.

BY MIGUEL HAHN & REBECCA HUGLER | February 08 2017

“Each map features in its centerfold a visual timeline that suggests strategies for staying on track.”

BY MARK CARDWELL | February 06 2017

Looking at ways to stop Canadians from becoming radicalized.

BY DIANE PETERS | February 01 2017

Much can be done to better support Indigenous students at all levels, she says.

BY ADAM CRYMBLE | January 23 2017

An expat explains how a temporary leave to study in the U.K. turned into a life abroad – and what the government could do to bring him back.

BY ALEX GILLIS | January 12 2017

The number of predatory publishers is skyrocketing – and they’re eager to pounce on unsuspecting scholars.

BY SHOSHANAH JACOBS | January 11 2017

For the last five semesters I have co-taught an introductory biology course. Until now, this has not been the norm in our department. This semester has been different for many instructors: half of our courses are now co-instructed. This dramatic restructuring has caused me to reflect on my experience as a member of a teaching […]

BY PAT RICH | January 09 2017

Researchers are discovering that the microbes in the human gut don’t just aid digestion, but likely play important roles in the development and regulation of many diseases.

BY ANQI SHEN | January 04 2017

Just starting out? Worried about your lectures, your students, your time-management skills and more? Eight academics offer up their advice.

BY ISABEAU IQBAL | December 07 2016

Celebrating research that finds academic writers have varied writing practices.

BY DIANE PETERS | December 07 2016

Once seen as a silly topic for academic study, boredom is now attracting scientists as well as humanities scholars.

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | December 07 2016

The approach of Canada’s 150th anniversary, or sesquicentennial, provides an opportunity to reflect not just on where the country is heading, but also on where it’s been. To that effect, we decided to take a look back in the pages of University Affairs circa 1964 to 1967 to see what was preoccupying universities in the […]

BY DIANE PETERS | December 06 2016

Multidisciplinary group based at Dalhousie University plans to track subjects into adulthood to see what strategies lead to success.

BY MARSHA BARBER | November 30 2016

One parent finds that, despite efforts to make it fairer, the process still favours those with money.

BY SUZANNE BOWNESS | November 09 2016

Graduate students are trying out Three Minute Thesis-type competitions for the soft skills, public connection – and just a tiny bit of fame.

BY TIM LOUGHEED | November 09 2016

This series sponsored by the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences features notable humanities and social sciences researchers with smart ideas for a better tomorrow. This month, we spoke with Yoko Yoshida, associate professor in Dalhousie University’s Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology. After almost 20 years as a landed immigrant from Japan, Yoko Yoshida has extensive […]

BY BECKY RYNOR | November 09 2016

At University of Waterloo’s Hack the North, 1,000 students compete to create a new program or project in a gruelling 36-hour contest.