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Ask Dr. Editor
BY LETITIA HENVILLE | August 23 2022

Four options for approaching a delicate quandary.

Question:

quote>I’ve been asked to review a book written by an acquaintance with whom I need to remain on good terms. But the book is a fairly superficial treatment of its topic, and I was disappointed by gaps in their list of citations. How do I write a critical, honest, but diplo...
https://universityaffairs.ca/career-advice/ask-dr-editor/how-to-review-a-book-you-dont-like-without-destroying-your-professional-relationships/
Global Campus
BY LYN-MARIE FARLEY & YASSIN SAGNIA | November 29 2021

The way forward should be collaborative if we are to retain the students we recruit.

According to Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), at the end of 2020 there were 530,540 international student study permit holders in the country. That represented a 17 per cent decrease from the previous year – a first in almost two decades – as reported by the Canadian Bureau fo...
https://universityaffairs.ca/career-advice/global-campus/leveraging-campus-partnerships-to-nurture-international-student-persistence/
Global Campus
BY ZUZANA SCHMIDTOVA RITZER | May 20 2022

We need to minimize the impact the pandemic has had on international learners.

As international student offices emerge from the last two years, we must ask ourselves where additional resources are needed to ensure we can minimize the impact the pandemic has had on international learners. The students I am writing about here are those who plan to stay in Canada after graduation...
https://universityaffairs.ca/career-advice/global-campus/international-student-offices-must-respond-to-the-pandemics-disruption-of-students-life-cycle/
Global Campus
BY ABU ARIF, NATASHA CLARK & DANAI BÉLANGER | June 22 2022

‘We learned that we have the strategies and knowledge to solve problems.’

The COVID-19 pandemic challenged institutions like never before. For the first time in their careers, international student advisors and their colleagues were pushed to their limits to adapt to an ever-changing environment and had to meet the needs of their students with compassion and cultural comp...
https://universityaffairs.ca/career-advice/global-campus/immigration-advising-during-covid-19/
Global Campus
BY LISA BRUNNER | October 25 2022

More ethical models are needed for Canada’s outdated and malfunctioning internationalization policies.

Early research on the Continue reading in the Global North was notoriously undertheorized and instrumental. However, over the past decade, the field https://universityaffairs.ca/career-advice/global-campus/the-ethical-complexities-of-canadas-dependence-on-edugration/
Global Campus
BY LECHELLE SAUNDERS | March 01 2023

An integrated approach using campus and community partnerships is key to cultivating skills, building networks and exploring pathways.

Continue reading for having a highly educated workforce, with nearly one in four working-age people quotidien/221130/dq221130a-eng.htm">havin...
https://universityaffairs.ca/career-advice/global-campus/supporting-international-graduate-students-career-development/
The Skills Agenda
BY LOLEEN BERDAHL | January 13 2021

Introducing The Skills Agenda.

University graduation banquets are – or were, in our pre-pandemic days - a great joy to attend. As a faculty member and then later department head, I attended our Continue reading with anticipation. Every year, stud...
https://universityaffairs.ca/career-advice/the-skills-agenda/integrating-career-skills-training-into-your-teaching/
The Skills Agenda
BY LOLEEN BERDAHL | December 06 2022

The Pay It Forward Assignment allows students to share their learning to help current and future students.

Have you ever mastered a topic and immediately wanted to share what you learned with others? Whenever I figure out something challenging, I want to tell someone else what I have learned. Sharing my new knowledge with another person helps me better understand the material myself, and I like the idea ...
https://universityaffairs.ca/career-advice/the-skills-agenda/putting-non-disposable-assignments-to-work/
It’s never just academic
BY ALEXANDRE BEAUPRÉ-LAVALLÉE | December 07 2021

The University of Ottawa’s report on academic freedom is only the latest in a long list of reports that miss the opportunity to bring the discussion to a higher level.

The saga of academic freedom at the University of Ottawa is likely coming to a close. The committee on academic freedom has submitted its report, and while it will probably have an effect on U of Ottawa, https://universityaffairs.ca/opinion/its-never-just-academic/the-bastarache-report-wont-set-any-precedents-but-i-hope-im-wrong/
Prof ou pas?
BY EMILIE-JADE POLIQUIN | April 08 2021

Il ne suffit pas d’être titulaire d’un doctorat pour décrocher un emploi, il faut aussi savoir mettre de l’avant son expérience personnelle.

En participant aux journées carrière organisées par votre centre de recherche ou par votre université ou en flânant sur les sites Internet de votre établissement, vous trouverez un certain nombre d’informations sur vos perspectives de carrière à l’extérieur du milieu universitaire. Mêm...
https://www.affairesuniversitaires.ca/conseils-carriere/prof-ou-pas/5-verites-quon-ne-vous-dit-pas-toujours-sur-les-carrieres-alternatives/
Prof ou pas?
BY EMILIE-JADE POLIQUIN | June 16 2021

Réflexion sur la valse-hésitation qui habite une chercheuse francophone.

Tu es une jeune étudiante aux cycles supérieurs qui assiste pour la première fois au colloque annuel de ton association nationale. Fébrile, tu attends avec impatience la prochaine présentation, celle d’un professeur de ton département. Soudainement, tu entends le bruit sourd de chaises qu...
https://www.affairesuniversitaires.ca/conseils-carriere/prof-ou-pas/communiquer-en-francais-ou-se-rallier-a-la-masse-telle-est-la-question/
Prof ou pas?
BY EMILIE-JADE POLIQUIN | August 31 2021

Quatre questions à poser dès le début de sa thèse pour développer ses compétences professionnelles.

À toi qui commences en septembre un doctorat, Le tout premier truc que tout le monde va te donner pour faciliter ta future transition vers le marché de l’emploi, c’est de commencer à penser à une stratégie le plus tôt possible dans ton parcours aux cycles supérieurs. Ça te semble e...
https://www.affairesuniversitaires.ca/conseils-carriere/prof-ou-pas/penser-lapres-these-des-le-jour-1-ou-presque/
Prof ou pas?
BY EMILIE-JADE POLIQUIN | December 15 2021

La lettre doit être un guide de lecture qui permet d’expliquer les liens qui unissent le CV et la description du poste.

Se trouver un premier emploi hors du milieu universitaire n’est pas une tâche aisée. En effet, dans cette quête, il n’est pas toujours évident si le doctorat doit être considéré comme un atout ou plutôt comme un boulet. Bien que la situation s’améliore petit à petit, plusieurs myt...
https://www.affairesuniversitaires.ca/conseils-carriere/prof-ou-pas/lettre-de-presentation-4-astuces-pour-decrocher-un-premier-emploi-hors-du-milieu-universitaire/
Prof ou pas?
BY EMILIE-JADE POLIQUIN | January 27 2022

Ne pas devenir professeur ne devrait jamais mener à l’abandon de tes passions.

Comme pour beaucoup de titulaires de doctorat ou de doctorants en fin de parcours, envisager de ne pas devenir professeur ou de quitter le monde universitaire te semble presque l’équivalent d’un deuil. Un deuil de tes rêves, un deuil de tes ambitions, mais surtout un deuil de tes passions. ...
https://www.affairesuniversitaires.ca/conseils-carriere/prof-ou-pas/comment-viser-une-carriere-alternative-sans-faire-de-deuils/
Prof ou pas?
BY EMILIE-JADE POLIQUIN | March 03 2022

Démarrer des études de doctorat n’est pas seulement une décision professionnelle importante, c’est aussi une décision financière dont les impacts se feront sentir bien après l’obtention du diplôme.

Dans mes précédentes chroniques, je me suis souvent interrogée sur la valeur du doctorat sur le marché du travail : à quel point ce bout de papier peut-il aider son détenteur dans sa quête d’un emploi ou lui nuire? Or, cette valeur ne se résume pas seulement aux compétences acquises, q...
https://www.affairesuniversitaires.ca/conseils-carriere/prof-ou-pas/a-quoi-mesure-t-on-la-valeur-dun-doctorat/
The Happy Academic
BY BAILEY SOUSA & ALEXANDER CLARK | July 05 2023

Want the summer break you need? Prepare to work at it.

While some academics work through the quieter summer months – many of us prefer a genuinely refreshing summer break. But as Continue reading,...
https://universityaffairs.ca/career-advice/effective-successfull-happy-academic/the-art-of-a-getting-a-great-summer-break/
Academic for life
BY SUSAN HUTCHINSON | September 08 2023

Why thinking about lifestyle planning before and after you retire is so important.

Many people leaving professional roles, including academics, struggle with leaving work behind. With so much of who we are invested in what we do, this is natural, especially given the years we spent honing our knowledge and skills, first as grad students and then teaching and cond...
https://universityaffairs.ca/career-advice/academic-for-life/re-imagining-yourself-after-retirement/
Academic for life
BY SUSAN HUTCHINSON | September 08 2023

L’importance de planifier son mode de vie avant et après son départ à la retraite.

Pour bien des gens, y compris les universitaires, il n’est pas facile de quitter la sphère professionnelle, et pour cause : nous investissons une grande partie de qui nous sommes dans notre activité professionnelle. Des études aux cycles supérieurs aux travaux de recherche, en passan...
https://www.affairesuniversitaires.ca/conseils-carriere/universitaire-a-vie/se-redefinir-une-fois-a-la-retraite/
Academic for life
BY BILL KOPS & MICHELLE PORTER | November 15 2023

Some of the principles of an AFU include promoting intergenerational learning and sharing expertise between learners of all ages.

One of the 10 principles of an Age-Friendly University (AFU) urges universities to actively engage their own retired community. While some principles provide guidance on fostering greater accessibility for older adults, this one speaks directly to the interests of the 40-plus university retir...
https://universityaffairs.ca/career-advice/academic-for-life/the-age-friendly-university-engaging-retirees/
Features
BY HANNAH LIDDLE | March 20 2024

Three new medical schools and an innovative family medicine program look to alleviate a crisis in primary care.

With six million Canadians currently lacking any affiliation to a family doctor, it’s likely that you or someone you know has firsthand experience reconciling the need for primary care with what many describe as a broken system. For emergency physicians working in our hospitals and clinics, the co...
https://universityaffairs.ca/features/feature-article/can-new-approaches-to-medical-curriculum-solve-the-family-doctor-shortage/