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Adventures in Academe
BY JESSICA RIDDELL | December 06 2016
This fall I returned to teaching after a three-year hiatus. Two maternity leaves plus a sabbatical meant that, although I kept myself busy with other forms of scholarly activity, I had not stepped foot in a classroom for three years. That’s almost the lifespan of an undergraduate cohort, and in so...
https://universityaffairs.ca/opinion/adventures-in-academe/exploring-the-why-of-teaching/
Legally Speaking
BY CHERYL FOY & MELISSA GERRITS | April 16 2020

A balanced solution will allow you to detect violations of academic integrity while minimally interfering with students’ privacy.

The global pandemic has turned the conventional classroom into a virtual classroom. Universities’ quick transition to online learning, instruction and assessment has raised myriad concerns and questions for faculty, students and administrators as they navigate this “new normal.” A key quest...
https://universityaffairs.ca/opinion/legally-speaking/choosing-the-right-online-proctoring-tool-some-timely-advice/
Sponsored Content
BY ANONYMOUS | September 06 2017
Universities have always been on the cutting edge of new technology, so I wasn’t surprised when my school’s IT department issued me a new 12-inch Samsung Galaxy Book. This innovative laptop/tablet hybrid is lightweight and portable at just 754 grams and offers professors the ability to seamlessl...
https://universityaffairs.ca/magazine/sponsored-content/day-life-new-samsung-galaxy-book/
Sponsored Content
BY BRAD SAFFER | October 04 2021

The lockdowns over the past year have reinforced the need for ongoing, equitable access to high-speed connectivity.

Postsecondary institutions are seeing big changes play out on their campuses as they settle in to their “new normal” on campus. In Fredericton, St. Thomas University is getting ready to support international students needing to spend two weeks in quarantine, Wilfrid Laurier University is hold...
https://universityaffairs.ca/magazine/sponsored-content/to-thrive-this-fall-universities-and-colleges-are-going-to-need-to-embrace-hybrid/
Sponsored Content
BY SARAH REUTER | March 07 2022

Thanks to new technologies it’s never been easier to have an inclusive, hybrid classroom.

March 2020 was a turning point for postsecondary institutions around the world. As lecture halls sat empty and classes resumed through a screen, centuries-old methods and processes of both teaching and learning were transformed. Now, nearly two years into the pandemic, it’s safe to assume that ...
https://universityaffairs.ca/magazine/sponsored-content/adapting-to-the-campus-of-the-future/
Responsibilities May Include
BY TARA CHRISTIE | March 19 2018

Don’t overlook the benefits of working in a non-faculty role at a university.

It was a chilly December morning at work. I was sipping on my first coffee of the day, reading my emails and making my plans for the day, when an email notified me that one of my publications had been referenced. No way! It had been almost eight years to the day since I defended my PhD thesis and I ...
https://universityaffairs.ca/career-advice/responsibilities-may-include/questioning-plan-academic/
Responsibilities May Include
BY TARA CHRISTIE | March 19 2018

Découvrez les avantages d’un poste en milieu universitaire non lié à l’enseignement.

J’étais au travail par un matin glacial de décembre. Je savourais mon premier café, en lisant mes courriels et en planifiant ma journée, quand un message m’a signalé que l’une de mes publications avait été citée en référence. Pour vrai! Plus de huit ans s’étaient écoulés depuis...
https://www.affairesuniversitaires.ca/conseils-carriere/responsabilites-potentielles/remise-en-question-de-vos-projets-denseignement/
Responsibilities May Include
BY FRÉDÉRICA MARTIN & KRISTY CLARKE | June 20 2018

Lessons learned from Concordia University’s Graduate Professional Skills program.

From its inception in 2011, Concordia University’s Continue reading (GPS) program has been serious about practicing what it preaches. GPS’s mission is to provide all Concordia graduate students with opportunities to a...
https://universityaffairs.ca/career-advice/responsibilities-may-include/peer-learning-strategies-for-grad-student-success/
Responsibilities May Include
BY DERRICK E. RANCOURT | May 03 2019

Exposer les étudiants suffisamment tôt aux divers débouchés professionnels dans leur domaine d’études pourrait les rassurer.

Soixante-dix pour cent des diplômés universitaires occupent un emploi Continue reading (en anglais). Trop nombreux sont ceux qui saisissent la première occasion qui se présente sans chercher à trouver un po...
https://www.affairesuniversitaires.ca/conseils-carriere/responsabilites-potentielles/explorer-les-possibilites-de-carriere-bien-avant-la-fin-des-etudes/
Responsibilities May Include
BY LUCIANA LONGO | October 03 2019

Students should be clear on what professional associations are, what they do and why they matter.

Given Continue reading that fewer than 20 percent of Canada’s PhDs are employed as full-time professors, efforts to support graduate student professional development to ease the academia to industry transition need to add...
https://universityaffairs.ca/career-advice/responsibilities-may-include/increasing-graduate-student-employability-via-professional-associations/
Responsibilities May Include
BY DERRICK E. RANCOURT | March 10 2020

Une mentalité de croissance permet de prendre son destin en main, alors qu’une mentalité fixe nous fait stagner.

Le monde semble en perpétuel changement, surtout lorsqu’il est question de carrière. Ce n’est pas faux, puisque Continue reading n’existent pas e...
https://www.affairesuniversitaires.ca/conseils-carriere/responsabilites-potentielles/quelle-mentalite-adopter-face-a-votre-plan-de-carriere/
Responsibilities May Include
BY DERRICK E. RANCOURT | October 20 2020

Project and stakeholder management practices can help buffet thesis interruptions.

Defining success when you are a graduate student depends on your circumstances, which makes it critical to know what is in front of you and to be able to make early decisions about the path you will take. In Stephen Covey’s famous book, https://universityaffairs.ca/career-advice/responsibilities-may-include/begin-and-continue-your-thesis-with-the-end-in-mind/
Responsibilities May Include
BY STEPHANIE DUPLEY & KRISTA KELLY | January 21 2021

Tips for grad students on how to be productive as possible while working remotely.

We are almost one year into the pandemic (yikes!). As grad students, you likely have dealt with major changes in the way you learn, interact and work. Work during COVID-19 has endured a major disruption and working from home has become more common. Statistics Canada reported that in October, 2.4 ...
https://universityaffairs.ca/career-advice/responsibilities-may-include/working-from-home-during-and-after-the-pandemic/
Responsibilities May Include
BY CRISTINA D’AMICO & MICHAL KASPRZAK | February 23 2021

Que vous souhaitiez faire carrière à l’université ou ailleurs, il est primordial de mener une réflexion sur votre expérience en enseignement et d’en présenter l’étendue.

Qu’ils soient assistants à l’enseignement, chargés de cours, techniciens de laboratoire ou mentors, les étudiants aux cycles supérieurs accomplissent bon nombre de travaux liés à l’enseignement pendant leurs études. Pourtant, https://www.affairesuniversitaires.ca/conseils-carriere/responsabilites-potentielles/parfaire-son-experience-pedagogique-et-en-tirer-le-meilleur-parti-pendant-la-pandemie/
Graduate Matters
BY LIZ KOBLYK | May 24 2019

Realistically, how much time can you devote to skills development?

If you’re convinced that you have no skills other than research and teaching, I suggest you read the Graduate Matters post on Continue reading by Ma...
https://universityaffairs.ca/career-advice/graduate-matters/prioritize-the-skills-you-want-to-develop/
Graduate Matters
BY ALAA ALSAAFIN, KEVIN KUANG, MARIA MERCADO, NANA LEE & REINHART REITHMEIER | November 11 2021

Making sure your program content is curated to your specific audience is key.

In an effort to support trainees in their transition from academia to a career, a group of graduate students and faculty members in partnership with the Canadian Society for Molecular Biosciences organized the Life Sciences Career Expo (LSCE), a multi-day career conference for life science trainees ...
https://universityaffairs.ca/career-advice/graduate-matters/five-lessons-learned-planning-a-virtual-life-sciences-career-conference/
Graduate Matters
BY KELLY BURCHELL-REYES | August 19 2022

International student Rani Saggere describes her experience pursuing a doctoral degree at the University of New Brunswick.

Thinking of studying abroad in Canada? While international students face numerous challenges, I sat down with Rani Saggere, who shows that being part of the community, hard work, and positivity can lead to a productive journey of growth. Please introduce yourself. My full nam...
https://universityaffairs.ca/career-advice/graduate-matters/making-the-leap-from-bengaluru-to-grad-school-in-fredericton/
Graduate Matters
BY KELLY BURCHELL-REYES | March 20 2023

A step-by-step guide to exiting unhealthy research groups.

While many kind and supportive supervisors grace the academic sphere, it is an unfortunate fact that not all graduate supervisors are such a dream come true. In some settings, students are overworked, psychologically harassed, and pitted against each other in unhealthy environments that do not foste...
https://universityaffairs.ca/career-advice/graduate-matters/dark-academia-dealing-with-toxic-work-environments/
Graduate Matters
BY KULPREET CHEEMA | October 16 2023

By building a strong LinkedIn profile and reaching out to your network to do some information interviews, you are setting yourself on a path for success.

While academia has long been considered the traditional career path by master's and PhD students, today's job landscape offers many opportunities beyond the ivory tower. When I was a graduate student, my knowledge of potential careers after graduation was limited. By using LinkedIn, I learned to https://universityaffairs.ca/career-advice/graduate-matters/beyond-the-books-a-practical-guide-to-linkedin-networking-and-exploring-diverse-careers/
Ask Dr. Editor
BY LETITIA HENVILLE | March 19 2021

If you find that your writing often ends weakly, you may be giving away too many of your secrets in the openings of your work.

Question:

quote>Any suggestions for strong conclusions? I struggle with writing good endings for articles and book chapters. They seem to fall flat somehow.

– French language & literature.

quote>

Dr. Editor’s response:

The usual advice fo...
https://universityaffairs.ca/career-advice/ask-dr-editor/crafting-a-strong-conclusion-to-your-journal-article-or-book-chapter/