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Career Advice
BY JENNIFER POLK | April 07 2015
Career coaches seem to be rising in popularity these days. Once hired primarily by mid- and late-career professionals in the corporate world, coaches and career consultants these days are sometimes specializing in working with graduate students and academics. Their services were news to me when I wa...
https://universityaffairs.ca/career-advice/career-advice-article/what-career-coaches-can-do-for-phd-holders/
Features
BY RHIANNON RUSSELL | June 17 2020

This May, Yukon College officially became Yukon University. The journey to becoming Canada’s first university north of the 60th parallel has been more than 45 years in the making.

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https://universityaffairs.ca/features/feature-article/the-shiny-new-university-in-canadas-north/
Features
BY BRIAN OWENS | April 19 2023

A decade ago, Canada was at the forefront of open access publishing. Now critics say those policies are due for a drastic rewrite.

The days of the traditional, subscription-based scholarly journal seem to be numbered. Around the world, research funders are adopting ever-more expansive policies requiring the researchers they fund to make the results of their work freely accessible to the public. Canada, once a leader in this are...
https://universityaffairs.ca/features/feature-article/catching-up-on-open-access/
Features
BY SHARON ASCHAIEK WITH FILES FROM MOHAMED BERRADA | February 28 2024

How growing recognition of the diverse needs of students on the autism spectrum is fueling a culture change on campus.

For Emily Coombs, navigating higher education in Canada as someone with autism has come with distinct challenges. A University of Calgary graduate student who previously attended MacEwan University, the University of Alberta and the University of Victoria, she has faced...
https://universityaffairs.ca/features/feature-article/bridging-gaps-and-building-opportunities/
News
BY SUZANNE BOWNESS | November 06 2013

Des universités du Kenya et du Canada joignent leurs forces pour offrir à des professeurs volontaires une formation reconnue.

Lorsqu’on imagine un camp de réfugiés, les mots transitoires et chaos viennent immédiatement à l’esprit. Pourtant, après 20 ans d’existence, l’immense camp de réfugiés de Dadaab au Kenya, à la frontière de la Somalie, ne peut plus être qualifié de transitoire. Même le chaos y a u...
https://www.affairesuniversitaires.ca/actualites/actualites-article/former-des-professeurs-dans-le-plus-vaste-camp-de-refugies-du-monde/
News
BY MAXIME BILODEAU | May 26 2023

Les universités québécoises et canadiennes ont encore des croûtes à manger pour être à la hauteur de leur rôle d’influence majeur dans la réussite de la transition socioécologique.

Le milieu universitaire peut faire mieux en matière de développement durable (DD), croient des chercheurs et chercheuses réuni.e.s à l’occasion d’Continue reading organisé dans le cadre du 90e Con...
https://www.affairesuniversitaires.ca/actualites/actualites-article/developpement-durable-les-universites-appelees-a-en-faire-davantage/
In my opinion
BY JULIE FORAN, JOANNA LUDLOW, MANDY THIESSEN AND ERICA TRIGGS | October 18 2016
In our work as university advisors within the University of British Columbia’s enrolment services unit, we often feel as though we are coaching students through increasingly competitive requirements. The standards to get into university, make it through midterms, or apply to the program a student ...
https://universityaffairs.ca/opinion/in-my-opinion/offering-students-second-chance-ubcs-transitional-bursary/
In my opinion
BY DOMINIC CHAMPAGNE & ANNE-CÉLINE GUYON | July 04 2020

Le Québec vient de connaître un important réveil de sa capacité à agir collectivement : pour coordonner nos efforts, nous avons besoin d’un plan crédible et convaincant, et d’un leadership politique inspiré, sage et clairvoyant, qui sache nous rallier.

Note : Ce texte a été produit dans le cadre d’une collaboration du regroupement Continue reading – un groupe de chercheuses et chercheurs qui s’engagent à lutter contre les changements climatiques, la dégradation de l’environnement...
https://www.affairesuniversitaires.ca/opinion/a-mon-avis/101-idees-pour-une-relance-verte-et-juste/
In my opinion
BY ERIC CHAMPAGNE & ARACELLY DENISE GRANJA | March 19 2021

L’enseignement à distance permet en somme aux universités de réfléchir à la diversité de leurs populations étudiantes et de tenir compte de certains besoins spécifiques.

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https://www.affairesuniversitaires.ca/opinion/a-mon-avis/comment-la-pandemie-pourrait-changer-lenseignement-universitaire/
In my opinion
BY ERIC CHAMPAGNE & ARACELLY DENISE GRANJA | April 08 2021

The shift online demonstrated the convenience of distance learning and has convinced some learners, including workers and unemployed people, to study.

As of mid-March last year, governments worldwide imposed quarantines and social distancing practices as health measures in response to the spread of COVID-19. These restrictions disrupted millions of university students’ education worldwide and significantly altered university operations. Universi...
https://universityaffairs.ca/opinion/in-my-opinion/how-the-covid-19-pandemic-may-have-changed-university-teaching-and-testing-for-good/
In my opinion
BY ÉMILIE PAQUIN & SUZANNE BETH | March 23 2023

Budget is just one factor that leads to a well-functioning journal.

Over the last few years, several studies have been conducted to evaluate the financial impact of open access publishing requirements on scholarly journals, notably in the fields of the humanities, the social sciences, the arts and literature ( https://universityaffairs.ca/opinion/in-my-opinion/what-makes-for-a-happy-scholarly-journal/
In my opinion
BY LE COMITÉ INTERSECTORIEL ÉTUDIANT DES FRQ | September 27 2023

En ciblant certains comportements, il est possible d’améliorer considérablement le bilan environnemental des activités de recherche sans en compromettre la qualité.

La crise écologique, qui englobe notamment le déclin de la biodiversité et le réchauffement climatique, est un sujet incontournable pour la communauté de recherche internationale, y compris au Canada. Celle-ci alimente les connaissances sur les enjeux environnementaux et participe à l’élabo...
https://www.affairesuniversitaires.ca/opinion/a-mon-avis/reduire-limpact-environnemental-de-la-recherche-une-responsabilite-partagee/
Career Advice
BY SHANNON GADBOIS | November 13 2013

Handling the transition to your sabbatical is a key to its success.

When I began my sabbatical this past January, I was unexpectedly and overwhelming cognizant of a marked imbalance in my life. With a teaching semester juxtaposed next to a sabbatical period, a dramatic shift in daily activities resulted in one of the most pressure filled and lonely times I have spen...
https://universityaffairs.ca/career-advice/career-advice-article/try-a-six-month-sabbatical/
Career Advice
BY HANNAH LIDDLE | May 09 2023

The drive towards automation and away from a greenhouse gas-emitting economy is demanding new and evolving skills from Canada’s workforce, a report shows.

Anyone who spends time speaking with governments, attending conferences, conducting interviews, completing research, or simply opening a news site will come across the term “green” economy. Sometimes referred to as the “clean” or “net-zero” economy, this massive shift away from Canada’...
https://universityaffairs.ca/career-advice/career-advice-article/the-future-is-green-will-your-students-be-ready/
Career Advice
BY HANNAH LIDDLE | May 09 2023

Un rapport montre que l’automatisation et la transition vers une économie verte exigent des compétences nouvelles de la main-d’œuvre canadienne.

Toute personne qui communique avec le gouvernement, assiste à des conférences, réalise des entrevues, mène des travaux de recherche ou consulte un site de nouvelles tombera nécessairement sur le terme « économie verte ». Aussi qualifiée d’économie « propre » ou « zéro émission ...
https://www.affairesuniversitaires.ca/conseils-carriere/conseils-carriere-article/lavenir-est-vert-est-ce-que-vos-etudiant-e-s-sont-pret-e-s/
From PhD to Life
BY MAREN WOOD | January 31 2019

A successful career transition starts with an adviser who’s supportive, encouraging, and open to different ways of defining professional victory.

This is a guest post by Joseph Fruscione, PhD. He is an editor and writing consultant in the Washington, DC area. In addition to the new book he co-edited with Continue reading, Succeeding Outside the Academy (UP of Kansas), he’s also co-editing a ...
https://universityaffairs.ca/career-advice/from-phd-to-life/redefining-success-after-a-phd/
Dispatches on academic freedom
BY SHANNON DEA | March 13 2020

As universities respond to COVID-19, they must be guided by their core values of social responsibility, accountability and equitable access – all of which support suspending on-campus teaching and learning.

In Gabriel García Márquez’s 1985 novel, Love in the Time of Cholera, the love-smitten protagonist Florentino orders the captain of the ship on which Florentino and his beloved are sailing to raise the flag of cholera to prevent other passengers from coming aboard. None of those on board...
https://universityaffairs.ca/opinion/dispatches-academic-freedom/academic-freedom-in-the-time-of-coronovirus/
Features
BY PEGGY BERKOWITZ | September 12 2011

When a university president leaves unexpectedly, the one who’s appointed interim leader assumes a crucial role in preparing the ground for the next president.

When the phone rings, the person who answers the call may have expected it for weeks, even months. The caller could be a friend, a former colleague or the board chair, but the message is the same: We need you. Would you consider serving as university president on a short-term basis? It’s a ...
https://universityaffairs.ca/features/feature-article/regaining-the-helm/
Features
BY MATTHEW HALLIDAY | February 26 2020

Agriculture faculties are becoming some of the most exciting hubs of interdisciplinary collaboration on Canadian campuses.

There’s more than one reason why Evan Fraser pursued academia over agriculture, but if you ask him why, he’ll probably tell this story: one afternoon in the early ’90s, a teenaged Dr. Fraser was working on his grandfather’s Niagara fruit farm in Ontario. Late...
https://universityaffairs.ca/features/feature-article/agriculture-programs-change-with-the-times/
Features
BY EMILY BARON CADLOFF, SHAUNA MCGINN & MARK CARDWELL | August 19 2020

Remote teaching, half-empty residences and virtual orientations will mark this year’s return for most students.

Part 1. Streamed lectures and empty seats: what classrooms will look like this fall

  By Emily Baron Cadloff Patrick McBrine has spent many hours over the spring and summer teaching himself how to make professional-looking videos at home. Working ...
https://universityaffairs.ca/features/feature-article/as-september-approaches-universities-prepare-for-a-fall-semester-unlike-any-other/