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BY BENJAMIN MILLER | February 18 2015

Is your university making full use of its campus radio?

BY DAVID HAYES | February 11 2015

The best of them have real historical value – but writing one is a whole other matter.

BY PETER MACKINNON | February 11 2015

An excerpt from University Leadership and Public Policy in the Twenty-First Century: A President’s Perspective.

BY MOIRA MACDONALD | February 11 2015

From innovative teaching to human rights to breast cancer treatment reform, this Carleton professor is relentless in her pursuit for change.

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | February 03 2015

Mountain climber TA Loeffler says she wants to inspire people to be more active and to have big dreams.

BY NATALIE SAMSON | January 14 2015

But, despite its rising importance, the field suffers from growing pains, say academics.

BY CHANTAL BRAGANZA | January 14 2015

As pornography has proliferated in the digital era, so too has its study, even though this multidisciplinary field has been around for at least 30 years. But, say scholars, the study of sexually explicit subject matter has often been muddied by a binary pro- or anti-porn attitude.

BY TIM JOHNSON | January 14 2015

“With more research, we will be able to see how ancient peoples adjusted to and reacted to rapidly rising sea levels – to see how they responded.”


Transforming graduate education.

BY MOIRA MACDONALD | January 14 2015

University teachers experiment all the time with innovative ways to involve students more deeply in learning, but games are rarely part of their toolkit. They may be missing a golden opportunity.

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | January 07 2015

As featured in National Geographic.

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | December 16 2014

Those in their mid-40s and younger are squeezed by low incomes, high costs and less time, says UBC’s Paul Kershaw.

BY SHARI GRAYDON | December 09 2014

Your research is important and deserves as much attention as possible. But if no one can understand what you’re talking about, what’s the point? University Affairs magazine and Informed Opinions have teamed up to bring you a video series on how to communicate your research to a wide audience. Hosted by Shari Graydon, it will […]

BY RICHARD PARKER | December 03 2014

Setting the right tone and putting faculty first are key.

BY ZANE SCHWARTZ | December 03 2014

First-year students get up close with their prof and explore issues from all angles in a small-group environment.

BY UA/AU | December 03 2014

We asked some prominent academics to choose two books they read this year that particularly impressed them: one within their field and another they read for pleasure. Here’s what they said.

BY WENDY GLAUSER | December 03 2014

Across the country, people with disabilities are redefining the possible by excelling in scholarly pursuits that were once off limits to them.

BY MARIE LAMBERT-CHAN | November 20 2014

Like other organizations, universities haven’t quite decided how to deal with the emergence of electronic cigarettes. Should they allow people to “vape” as they please while the public health risks are still under debate? As of Oct. 1, according to the organization Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights, 291 U.S. colleges and universities have prohibited the use […]

BY VINCENT LARIVIÈRE | November 19 2014

By encouraging researchers to publish in international journals, we may be steering their work in the wrong direction.


Newcomers to the academy do not necessarily or immediately find its rules easy to grasp.