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BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | November 30 2011

The real question, said panelists at the Canadian Science Policy Conference, is how to better prepare graduates for life outside academe.

Is Canada producing too many PhDs? It was one of the questions that panelists were asked to consider at a session on the training of scientists at the third annual Canadian Science Policy Conference held in Ottawa in mid-November. None of the panelists ventured a straight-out “yes,” but most ...
https://universityaffairs.ca/news/news-article/is-canada-producing-too-many-phds/
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BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | November 30 2011

Selon les experts invités à la Conférence sur les politiques scientifiques canadiennes, le débat devrait être axé sur une meilleure préparation des diplômés à la vie hors du milieu universitaire.

Le Canada décerne-t-il trop de doctorats? C’est l’une des questions qu’ont dû aborder les membres d’un groupe d’experts qui participaient à une séance sur la formation des scientifiques organisée dans le cadre de la troisième Conférence annuelle sur les politiques scientifiques cana...
https://www.affairesuniversitaires.ca/actualites/actualites-article/le-canada-decerne-t-il-trop-de-doctorats/
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BY KATRINA HEER + LÉO CHARBONNEAU | March 28 2012

Researchers find students are willing to follow no-smoking policies if they know what the rules are.

A Canadian study published last year in the Journal of American College Health found that every college and university that the researchers surveyed had a tobacco control policy o...
https://universityaffairs.ca/news/news-article/tobacco-control-policies-slipping-in-priority-for-canadian-campuses/
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BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | April 02 2012

This is one of the few undergraduate degree program in thanatology in Canada.

Students taking the introductory course in thanatology at King’s University College are asked to spend a couple of hours in a cemetery to look around and reflect...
https://universityaffairs.ca/news/news-article/thanatology-program-at-king-university-college-teaches-students-about-life-and-loss/
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BY ROSANNA TAMBURRI | April 11 2012

Each new student to be assigned an enrolment specialist and to develop a learning plan.

First-year students entering the University of British Columbia’s Vancouver campus this fall can expect a more personal touch, thanks to changes the university is making to its enrolment procedures. The enrolment changes are among several UBC is implementing in admissions and student-support servi...
https://universityaffairs.ca/news/news-article/ubc-vancouver-makes-radical-changes-to-undergraduate-services/
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BY ROSANNA TAMBURRI | April 11 2012

Chaque nouvel étudiant sera confié à un spécialiste de l’inscription et élaborera son propre plan d’apprentissage.

Les étudiants de première année admis dans un programme d’études offert sur le campus de Vancouver de l’Université de la Colombie-Britannique (UBC) l’automne prochain peuvent s’attendre à recevoir un encadrement plus personnalisé grâce aux changements apportés aux procédures d’in...
https://www.affairesuniversitaires.ca/actualites/actualites-article/changements-majeurs-dans-les-services-au-premier-cycle-a-la-ubc/
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BY ROSANNA TAMBURRI | May 16 2012

Inaugural awards from McConnell Foundation aim to celebrate CSL initiatives and encourage universities to continue their efforts.

It’s not every law student that has the opportunity to work on a potentially precedent-setting case heard by the Supreme Court of Canada. But that’s what a group of law students at the University of Ottawa did last year, in a case involving clean-up costs of several contaminated sites in Newfoun...
https://universityaffairs.ca/news/news-article/five-community-service-learning-projects-honoured-for-their-work/
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BY ROSANNA TAMBURRI | May 16 2012

Le prix inaugural de la fondation McConnell vise à reconnaître les initiatives universitaires d’ASC.

Ce ne sont pas tous les étudiants en droit qui ont la chance de travailler sur une cause qui pourrait établir un précédent devant la Cour suprême du Canada. C’est pourtant ce qu’un groupe d’étudiants en droit de l’Université d’Ottawa ont fait l’an passé, dans une affaire portant ...
https://www.affairesuniversitaires.ca/actualites/actualites-article/hommage-rendu-a-cinq-projets-apprentissage-par-le-service-communautaire/
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BY ROSANNA TAMBURRI | May 30 2012

New report calls for more central planning in setting numbers and kinds of medical residents.

A new report calls for sweeping reforms to postgraduate medical education in Canada, changes that could ultimately affect the delivery of healthcare in the country. Released in March, the report makes 10 recommendations, including a proposal to change the number and mix of general practitioners and ...
https://universityaffairs.ca/news/news-article/medical-groups-recommend-sweeping-reforms-to-resident-training-in-canada/
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BY ROSANNA TAMBURRI | June 11 2012

Un nouveau rapport recommande de centraliser davantage la planification du nombre et des types de médecins résidents formés.

Un nouveau rapport recommande d’apporter aux études médicales postdoctorales des réformes approfondies porteuses de changements ...
https://www.affairesuniversitaires.ca/actualites/actualites-article/des-organisations-medicales-recommandent-des-reformes-majeures-de-la-formation-des-residents-au-canada/
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BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | October 10 2012

Next step is “to win an NCAA national championship.”

It’s official: Simon Fraser University’s Clan sports teams are now full members “with all the rights and privileges” of the U.S. National Collegiate Athletics Associatio...
https://universityaffairs.ca/news/news-article/sfu-becomes-a-full-member-of-us-sports-body-ncaa/
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BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | October 10 2012

Common reading program starts at Queens.

For the first time this fall at Queen’s University, all first-year undergraduate students studying full time received a free copy of Eating Dirt by Charlotte Gill. Queen’s thus joins a handful of other Canadian universities to offer common reading programs for incoming students. Stud...
https://universityaffairs.ca/news/news-article/what-first-year-students-are-reading/
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BY ROSANNA TAMBURRI | October 17 2012

Non-profit organization undertakes pilot study in Ontario and B.C.

Could helping high-school students complete postsecondary application forms boost participation rates among those least likely to pursue higher education? A recently-completed pilot study in British Columbia and Ontario aims to find out. Currently, the onus of applying to a university or college ...
https://universityaffairs.ca/news/news-article/program-aims-to-send-more-high-school-students-to-college-or-university/
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BY ROSLYN DAKIN | November 07 2012

Some faculty wary of ECO Canada initiative, while others welcome the move.

Annie booth teaches a course on First Nations resource management at the University of Northern British Columbia, but she remembers how difficult it was 17 years ago to get that...
https://universityaffairs.ca/news/news-article/accreditation-of-environmental-degree-programs-raises-concerns/
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BY JENEFER CURTIS | November 14 2012

Students’ mental health seen as a priority by many administrations.

Acting on the knowledge that university-age youth are among the most vulnerable to mental illness, Canadian universities are taking concrete measures to deal with mental illness on campus. “Many universities have highlighted this issue for immediate institutional action,” said Robert Campbell...
https://universityaffairs.ca/news/news-article/universities-step-up-mental-health-efforts/
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BY ROSANNA TAMBURRI | January 18 2013

AUCC offers searchable database as one-stop shop for information.

A new online resource for Aboriginal students, featuring a database of for-credit programs and support services offered by 77 member institutions, was launched Jan. 17 by the Association of Universities ...
https://universityaffairs.ca/news/news-article/universities-highlight-credit-programs-for-aboriginal-students/
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BY ROSANNA TAMBURRI | January 18 2013

L’AUCC offre une base de données qui servira de guichet unique d’information.

Une nouvelle ressource pour étudiants autochtones, contenant une base de données qui permet de chercher parmi les programmes d’études et les services de soutien offerts par 77 établissements membres, a été mise en ligne à la mi-janvier 17 par l’AUCC. Cette base de données centralisée se...
https://www.affairesuniversitaires.ca/actualites/actualites-article/les-universites-mettent-en-lumiere-les-programmes-detudes-offerts-aux-etudiants-autochtones/
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BY ROSANNA TAMBURRI | February 06 2013

Canadian universities have been slow to move but may have to keep up with the international trend, observers say.

What’s the value of a degree? To answer that question, a growing number of universities are adopting student learning outcomes as a means of ensuring the quality of their degr...
https://universityaffairs.ca/news/news-article/trend-to-measure-learning-outcomes-gains-proponents/
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BY ROSANNA TAMBURRI | February 20 2013

Medical research council will phase in the changes, with first pilot project to start in 2014.

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research will proceed with a proposed redesign of its funding and peer review processes but at a slower pace than originally anticipated. The first competition under the new funding scheme is to be held in the fall of 2014, a year later than planned. “We defini...
https://universityaffairs.ca/news/news-article/cihr-proceeds-with-changes-to-its-peer-review-process-aspx/
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BY ROSANNA TAMBURRI | February 20 2013

L’organisme de recherche en santé introduira graduellement les changements à compter de 2014.

Les Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada (IRSC) procèdent à la restructuration de leurs processus de financement et d’évaluation par les pairs. Le premier concours effectué selon les nouveaux modes de financement aura lieu à l’automne 2014, soit un an plus tard que prévu. « Nous ...
https://www.affairesuniversitaires.ca/actualites/actualites-article/les-irsc-reforment-leur-processus-devaluation-par-les-pairs/