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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.

When accessibility specialist Jamie Penner started at the University of Manitoba in 2009, a series of eye-opening client meetings made him reconsider how the institution was accommodating students with an autism spectrum disorder. “One of my first students on the spectrum had a course in ancient h...
https://universityaffairs.ca/features/feature-article/rise-of-peer-support-for-students-with-autism-spectrum-disorder/
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BY WENDY GLAUSER | August 01 2018

Les programmes de soutien universitaires aident des étudiants de différents horizons à réussir dans un système qui, à l’origine, n’a pas été conçu pour eux.

Ce texte est un sommaire de l’article « Continue reading ». Dominique Oliver-Dares se souvient des cours d’introduction à sa pre...
https://www.affairesuniversitaires.ca/articles-de-fond/article/faites-place-aux-etudiants-au-parcours-non-traditionnel/
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BY WENDY GLAUSER | August 01 2018

Campus support programs are helping a diverse set of students to succeed in a system that wasn’t designed for them.

Dominique Oliver-Dares remembers being a first-year undergraduate student at Dalhousie University, looking around at the other students in her “humongous” introductory classes and seeing only a handful of Black students like her spread out around the room. “It was very isolating,” she recall...
https://universityaffairs.ca/features/feature-article/make-way-for-the-non-traditional-student/
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BY SUZANNE BOWNESS | August 08 2018

The job can be challenging, all-consuming and even isolating – but also rewarding.

A week after becoming head of the department of plant agriculture at the University of Guelph, a position that would eventually lead him in 2016 to his current role as dean of the university’s Ontario Agricultural College, Rene Van Acker sent a short email to his own former department head, Murray...
https://universityaffairs.ca/features/feature-article/untangling-what-it-means-to-be-a-dean/
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BY SUZANNE BOWNESS | January 10 2019

More students are opting to live in theme-based residences.

Before she had even applied to Wilfrid Laurier University, Grace Jansen in de Wal heard that she could live in residence on a floor dedicated to history students. The students would be offered special programming from group study sessions to communal cooking, and even a field trip at the end of the ...
https://universityaffairs.ca/features/feature-article/living-learning-communities-connect-like-minded-students-in-residence/
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BY SUZANNE BOWNESS | January 10 2019

Allier intérêts communs et expérience de vie sur le campus.

Avant même de s’inscrire à l’Université Wilfrid Laurier, Grace Jansen in de Wal a appris qu’elle pouvait habiter un étage de la résidence réservé aux étudiants en histoire. Ces étudiants se verraient offrir divers programmes spéciaux allant des séances d’étude en groupe à de...
https://www.affairesuniversitaires.ca/articles-de-fond/article/des-etages-thematiques-dans-les-residences-universitaires/
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BY SUZANNE BOWNESS | February 20 2019

Les centres de carrières des universités élargissent et améliorent sans cesse leurs services.

Ce texte est un sommaire de l’article « Continue reading ». Au cours des dernières années, les centres de carrières des ...
https://www.affairesuniversitaires.ca/articles-de-fond/article/aider-les-etudiants-a-se-trouver-un-emploi/
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BY ANQI SHEN | August 21 2019

En plus du gîte et du couvert, les programmes universitaires d’hébergement en famille d’accueil offrent aux étudiants étrangers une expérience culturelle.

Cet article est un sommaire de l’article « Continue reading ». Lorsque Kari et Scot...
https://www.affairesuniversitaires.ca/articles-de-fond/article/un-deuxieme-chez-soi/
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BY MOIRA MACDONALD | September 25 2019

They affirm that universities have a vital role to play in helping society navigate through the deepest challenges of our time, from climate change to the dangers of misinformation and rising intolerance.

How will Canadian universities change over the next 20 years? What challenges will they face and what opportunities lie ahead? In honour of University Affairs’ 60th anniversary, we put questions like these to seven people representing different regions and facets of the university enterpr...
https://universityaffairs.ca/features/feature-article/7-university-leaders-contemplate-the-future-of-higher-education-in-canada/
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BY KERRY BANKS | December 18 2019

Le Canada est un chef de file dans le captage et le stockage du carbone, mais cette technologie n’est qu’une solution temporaire selon certains experts.

Cet article est un sommaire de l’article « Continue reading ». Dans une plaine balayée par les ven...
https://www.affairesuniversitaires.ca/articles-de-fond/article/les-complexites-du-captage-et-stockage-de-carbone/
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BY WENDY GLAUSER | March 04 2020

Partout au pays, des universités modifient leurs processus d’admission pour attirer les étudiants issus de milieux défavorisés.

Gabby Schoettle, étudiante de première année à l’Université Western, avait huit ans quand sa mère est décédée d’un cancer du sein. Lorsqu’elle était adolescente, la santé de son père s’est détériorée et elle a commencé à en prendre soin et à pr...
https://www.affairesuniversitaires.ca/articles-de-fond/article/diversifier-les-admissions-dans-les-ecoles-de-medecine/
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BY EDMUND ADAM | April 29 2020

What the history of pandemics can tell university leaders about the aftermath of COVID-19.

Multiple times pandemics have gripped the world, interrupting the social and economic networks of untold millions, and sometimes altering the societies they spread through, their cultures and their institutions. The university is one of those institutions that pandemics have affected in significant ...
https://universityaffairs.ca/features/feature-article/the-tale-of-two-pandemics/
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BY EVA VOINIGESCU | June 24 2020

The Montreal Neurological Institute-Hospital is pioneering an open-science model that could change the way medical research is conducted across the globe.

To create a potential vaccine for SARS in 2003, a group of Canadian researchers had to break the law. Nearly 800 people died from this viral respiratory condition and some 8,000 infections were reported across the globe. By April 2003, when the SARS Accelerated Vacci...
https://universityaffairs.ca/features/feature-article/could-the-montreal-neuro-herald-a-paradigm-shift-in-scientific-research/
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BY EVA VOINIGESCU | June 24 2020

L’Institut et hôpital neurologiques de Montréal instaure un modèle de science ouverte qui pourrait transformer la façon dont la recherche médicale est menée dans le monde.

Cet article est un sommaire de l’article « Continue reading ». https://www.affairesuniversitaires.ca/articles-de-fond/article/le-neuro-de-montreal-porteur-de-changement-dans-les-sciences-universitaires/
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BY MOIRA MACDONALD | June 30 2020

Seven academics reflect on the moment they realized the world had changed.

Exhausting days, sleepless nights, overwhelming uncertainty and a paramount concern for the welfare of students, faculty and staff. Universities were among the first organizations to shut down in-person operations and pivot rapidly to remote teaching and learning in response to the COVID-19 global p...
https://universityaffairs.ca/features/feature-article/where-were-you-when-the-pandemic-hit/
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BY IVAN JOSEPH & IVAN JOSEPH | September 09 2020

A vice-provost, student affairs, and an incoming first-year student sit down to talk about the student experience during a pandemic.

Sometimes, personal and professional lives overlap in interesting ways, such as what is unfolding in the Joseph household. Ivan Joseph is vice-provost, student affairs, at Dalhousie University. On October 1, he will begin a five-year posting as vice-president, student affairs, at Wilfrid Laurier Uni...
https://universityaffairs.ca/features/feature-article/the-student-experience-this-fall-a-tale-of-two-ivans/
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BY DIANE PETERS | October 14 2020

Researchers expect big things if and when dependable quantum computing becomes a reality, and they are eager to ensure that the country is well-positioned to play a meaningful part.

In a lab at the University of Waterloo’s Continue reading (IQC), two contraptions consisting of a number of metal containers, poles and beams surrounded by thick, orange wires emit a no...
https://universityaffairs.ca/features/feature-article/the-quest-to-build-a-reliable-quantum-computer/
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BY DIANE PETERS | October 14 2020

Les chercheurs canadiens attendent beaucoup d’une éventuelle informatique quantique fiable, et ils mettent tout en œuvre pour que notre pays puisse se démarquer.

Dans un laboratoire de l’Institut du calcul quantique (IQC) de l’Université de Waterloo, deux engins constitués de tiges, de poutres et de contenants métalliques recouverts de gros fils orangés produisent d’incessants cliquetis métalliques. Il s’agit de réfrigérateurs à dilution, de...
https://www.affairesuniversitaires.ca/articles-de-fond/article/des-chercheurs-en-quete-dun-ordinateur-quantique-fiable/
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BY ANDRÉANNE APABLAZA | October 15 2020

Foreign hackers are prying into COVID-19 research from around the world, and Canadian universities are not immune.

Chances are, if you have a university email address – and most professors and researchers do – you’ve been the target of a foreign cyber-attack in the past few months. Cyber-espionage of Canadian research, including research conducted in universities, has significantly increased since March, s...
https://universityaffairs.ca/features/feature-article/canadian-covid-19-researchers-face-a-growing-threat-of-cyber-espionage/
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BY LESLEY EVANS OGDEN | October 21 2020

More dads are taking time to be with their families, but policies and supports still have a long way to go.

Danny Leznoff was the first male in Simon Fraser University’s chemistry department to take parental leave after the birth of his child, something he has done twice. Early in the new millennium, Dr. Leznoff says his experience at SFU was at “the pointy edge of the wedge university-wide.” His fi...
https://universityaffairs.ca/features/feature-article/paternity-leave-policies-are-improving-for-dads-in-academia/