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BY FRED KING | April 05 2021

Now is the time to refresh your approach to cybersecurity.

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, much of the conversation around security in postsecondary institutions was focused on physical safety. Virtual security was often an invisible afterthought for educators and dealt with by IT administrators focused on protecting the campus’s network and the devices tha...
https://universityaffairs.ca/magazine/sponsored-content/3-security-practices-educators-should-consider-adopting/
Responsibilities May Include
BY DERRICK E. RANCOURT | March 10 2020

A career mindset puts you in control of your destiny. A degree mindset is stagnating.

The world feels like it is constantly changing, particularly when it comes to careers. Case in point: Continue reading are unknown at this time. In...
https://universityaffairs.ca/career-advice/responsibilities-may-include/degree-vs-career-mindset-who-wins/
Responsibilities May Include
BY LUCIANA LONGO | June 09 2020

A step-by-step guide to conducting labour market research.

Experts have been anticipating a major labour market disruption for some time. Reports such as Continue reading, published by the World Economic Forum in Janu...
https://universityaffairs.ca/career-advice/responsibilities-may-include/building-career-resilience-during-a-pandemic/
Responsibilities May Include
BY ANDREW CHURCHILL | June 02 2021

You still need compelling content while also giving extra focus to your voice and visual elements of your presentation.

Imagine you walk into an auditorium for a keynote and there are two screens instead of one. On the right is a smaller screen with a picture of the speaker. On the left is a larger screen featuring a beautiful scientific illustration with a title. Where does your attention go? Where does it linger? ...
https://universityaffairs.ca/career-advice/responsibilities-may-include/presenting-your-research-effectively-online/
Responsibilities May Include
BY ANDREW CHURCHILL | June 02 2021

Avoir du contenu attrayant reste essentiel, mais une attention particulière devrait aussi être accordée à votre voix et aux éléments visuels de votre exposé.

Imaginez que vous entrez dans un auditorium pour une conférence et que, dans la salle, ne trônent pas un, mais deux écrans. Sur celui de droite, le plus petit, figure une photo du conférencier, alors que sur celui de gauche, de bonne taille, se trouve une magnifique illustration scientifique sur...
https://www.affairesuniversitaires.ca/conseils-carriere/responsabilites-potentielles/presenter-efficacement-vos-travaux-de-recherche-en-ligne/
Graduate Matters
BY SÉBASTIEN BELLIVEAU, SUSAN FAN & GEORGE LIU | October 02 2019

Three medical practitioners share their experiences.

quote>Editor’s Note: Three former academics who are now pursuing careers in the field of medicine discuss what aspects of their graduate school experience helped them during their time at medical school. Their thoughts are being shared in a Q&A format for easier readabil...
https://universityaffairs.ca/career-advice/graduate-matters/does-having-a-graduate-degree-help-if-you-want-to-attend-medical-school/
Graduate Matters
BY BENNY DUA, JARED WILCOX & ZAHRA SOHANI | January 29 2020

Meet three clinician-scientists who are interested in practicing medicine and conducting research.

In graduate school, the focus is usually on research (thesis stream) or knowledge creation through experiential learning (professional stream). However, the MD-PhD program is a unique option that actually bridges the two streams. The following three academics are doing just that: Be...
https://universityaffairs.ca/career-advice/graduate-matters/the-challenges-and-rewards-of-completing-an-md-phd/
Graduate Matters
BY EMILY M. BARTHOLOMAY & ALEXIS GARRETSON | June 29 2021

Deux étudiantes aux cycles supérieurs racontent leur expérience.

Aux cycles supérieurs, la relation avec le directeur est au cœur de la réussite de l’étudiant. Il est important de réfléchir à cette relation en évaluant de manière critique l...
https://www.affairesuniversitaires.ca/conseils-carriere/matiere-a-reflexion/changer-de-directeur-en-cours-detudes-superieures-une-decision-complexe/
Graduate Matters
BY KELLY BURCHELL-REYES | March 20 2023

Un guide pour se sortir de groupes de recherche malsains.

Aux cycles supérieurs, si bon nombre de directeurs ou directrices de recherche accompagnent leurs étudiant.e.s avec bienveillance, certain.e.s, malheureusement, les enferment dans une dynamique de surmenage, de harcèlement psychologique et de rivalité qui nuit à l’apprentissage et à l’espr...
https://www.affairesuniversitaires.ca/conseils-carriere/matiere-a-reflexion/comment-faire-face-a-un-milieu-de-travail-toxique-a-luniversite/
Dispatches on academic freedom
BY SHANNON DEA | August 02 2019

Issues around gender identity, and transgender and nonbinary people have become a battleground for academic freedom and freedom of expression on campus.

The other day, I had occasion to search the word “pronoun” on Continue reading website to see what stories about pronouns they had published. You might expect just one or two dry stories about grammar, but in fact, the term produced tons of h...
https://universityaffairs.ca/opinion/dispatches-academic-freedom/academic-freedom-scholarly-responsibility-and-the-new-gender-wars/
Ask Dr. Editor
BY LETITIA HENVILLE | February 20 2024

You should carefully consider word choices and sentence structures when you’ve got a high-stakes presentation to give.

Question:

quote>I’ve got a job talk coming up, and I’m struggling to balance sounding sufficiently academic on the one hand and, on the other, actually being understandable to a listening audience. I’m really comfortable writing articles and chapters; but when...
https://universityaffairs.ca/career-advice/ask-dr-editor/how-to-write-the-script-for-your-job-talk/
Global Campus
BY INING CHAO & SHELLEY AYLESWORTH-SPINK | August 13 2021

How do higher education institutions internationalize while contributing to the local communities they serve?

International activities have long been part of higher education. These activities include student and faculty exchange, study abroad, global research collaborations and transnational programming. Recent efforts to internationalize Canadian campuses have brought these activities into sharp focus. Wi...
https://universityaffairs.ca/career-advice/global-campus/internationalization-and-community-development-an-oxymoron/
Global Campus
BY RYAN CONNELL | October 11 2022

How a university-based college effectively uses culturally appropriate apps to engage with international students.

Our international students often come to Canada with a phone in their hands. Throughout their studies, most continue to use apps they are comfortable with from their home country and in their first language. However, most institutions rely on communicating with international students through channel...
https://universityaffairs.ca/career-advice/global-campus/we-need-to-think-inclusively-when-building-virtual-communities/
Global Campus
BY SIYI CHENG | July 13 2023

A narrative approach emphasizes the importance of personal stories and experiences in career development.

Mature international graduate students in Canada are often positioned as novices and experts. They bring advanced knowledge and skills yet navigate a system differently from their previous experiences. Tailoring narrative approaches to their career education can play a transformative role in address...
https://universityaffairs.ca/career-advice/global-campus/harnessing-the-power-of-storytelling-for-mature-international-graduate-students/
Global Campus
BY TAKHMINA SHOKIROVA, LISA RUTH BRUNNER, KARUN KISHOR KARKI, CAPUCINE COUSTERE & NEGAR VALIZADEH | August 14 2023

We need to be better at relating to and learning from each other, while also taking into account all of the complexities and power imbalances.

Following two decades of significant growth, international students account for roughly 17 per cent of all postsecondary enrolments in Canada, based on the latest Continue reading. A closer look reveals even hi...
https://universityaffairs.ca/career-advice/global-campus/reimagining-international-graduate-student-orientation/
The Skills Agenda
BY LOLEEN BERDAHL | April 14 2021

Give your students clear learning objectives and concrete opportunities to apply what they are learning.

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https://universityaffairs.ca/career-advice/the-skills-agenda/moving-skills-instruction-from-implicit-to-explicit-outcomes/
Academic for life
BY FRED FLETCHER | October 27 2022

Members benefit from social and intellectual engagement as well as important information to guide a successful retirement.

Editor's note: Welcome to Academic for life, a new column aimed at academics who are retired but want to stay involved in academe. In 1994, a group of older academics gathered at the University of Calgary to discuss what the future could look like for the growing number of colle...
https://universityaffairs.ca/career-advice/academic-for-life/new-academic-for-life-test/
Academic for life
BY FRED FLETCHER | October 27 2022

Ces associations favorisent les interactions sociales et intellectuelles et offrent des conseils pour une retraite réussie.

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https://www.affairesuniversitaires.ca/conseils-carriere/universitaire-a-vie/new-academic-for-life-fr-test/
Global Campus
BY LECIA ELLIS & MICHAEL COTTRELL | May 13 2024

With the recent international student cap imposed by the federal government, the Prairie province will now be competing for a smaller potential pool of international students.

Internationalization in higher education is attracting millions of students to pursue studies overseas and is projected to generate half of a trillion U.S. dollars by 2030. In the last decade, Canada significantly increased its share of this very lucrative commodity, recording a 400 per cent increas...
https://universityaffairs.ca/career-advice/global-campus/the-future-of-canadian-edugration-a-closer-look-at-saskatchewan/
Features
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 cou...
https://universityaffairs.ca/features/feature-article/planning-content-online-courses-search-spoc/