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BY KATHRYN SHAILER | November 08 2016

For the benefit of the entire university community, we need to talk, we need to work together and we need to quell the self-righteous rhetoric.

BY MOIRA MACDONALD | November 02 2016

Experts from within and outside of academia expound on what role universities can play to further the innovation agenda.

BY DAVID P. BURNS & ANYA GOLDIN | October 18 2016

Over the last two years the department of educational studies at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) has been attempting to push the limits of what a small department can do to create compelling online courses and digital resources. As part of this experiment our popular first year transitions course, Introduction to Higher Education, was offered in […]

BY ROSANNA TAMBURRI | October 05 2016

Where are the women?

BY SHELDON GORDON | October 05 2016

The programs not only upgrade their academic qualifications but expose immigrants to how their profession is practised in Canada.

BY JEAN-FRANÇOIS VENNE | October 05 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 Louis Raymond, Professor Emeritus at Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières. Louis Raymond is a pioneer in the study of management information systems for small and medium-sized enterprises […]

BY DIANE PETERS | September 28 2016

New designs address the trend towards student-centred, active learning.

BY BECKY RYNOR | September 26 2016

Researchers at universities across the country are struggling, says Dr. Woodgett of Toronto’s Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute.

BY CARL MEYER | September 14 2016

The plight of Concordia professor Homa Hoodfar in Iran has once again brought up the question of what universities can do to protect scholars detained abroad.

BY OMAR MOUALLEM | September 07 2016

How a Christian university opened its heart to the Canadian Muslim convicted of war crimes.

BY DIANE PETERS | September 07 2016

Exposing undergrads to more research opportunities is “becoming the new gold standard.”

BY BENJAMIN MILLER | August 31 2016

Often overlooked or simply taken for granted, campus clubs give students hands-on experience, career connections and much more.

BY JENNIFER POLK | August 11 2016

This summer I decided to take a month off. Other than a couple weeks off in December, I’d been working steadily from August into June, with January-May as especially busy. Busy is good – a sign of a growing business – but there’s not much point in a stressed-out life coach. So I booked off […]

BY TARA SIEBARTH | August 03 2016

The 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro are in full swing! Despite controversies surrounding some of the venues, housing, as well as potential security risks, the Games are set to be an exciting platform for our Canadian athletes to show their best attributes. ARVE Error: No oembed html While we can’t showcase the over […]

BY ROSANNA TAMBURRI | August 03 2016

Presidential terminations and resignations are nothing new, even in the staid world of academia. Yet, rarely have they played out in so public a manner as the abrupt departure of president Arvind Gupta at the University of British Columbia in the summer of 2015 or the messy dismissal of Ilene Busch-Vishniac as president of the […]

BY TIM LOUGHEED | August 03 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 speak to Joel Westheimer, who holds the University Research Chair in Democracy and Education at the University of Ottawa. Joel Westheimer is intimately aware of the […]

BY ALEX GILLIS | July 26 2016

Twenty-five years and just over 60 percent complete, the Dictionary of Old English is a labour of love for U of T scholars.

BY UA/AU | July 14 2016

The vast and varied world of academic Twitter accounts provides much to the community: a quick laugh, a source of information and/or procrastination (sometimes both simultaneously) and often rich networking and learning opportunities. Of course, you should already be following University Affairs and our bloggers from The Black Hole, Speculative Diction, From PhD to Life […]


Yes that’s right, it’s time to take a look at university websites and why they are perennially difficult and unpopular. For quite a while I’ve been meaning to write a post about this; it’s a problem that’s ongoing, and one that generates much wailing and gnashing of teeth among regular users of the sites, including […]


Canada’s science minister says she understands the research community and wants to hear its concerns.