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BY PASCALE CASTONGUAY | March 01 2024

Practical advice for how academics can learn to embrace science advocacy.

BY CAITLIN CRAWSHAW | February 29 2024

UN think tank will tap into water expertise at the Alberta-based university.

BY BRIAN OWENS | January 19 2024

New policy includes lists of sensitive research areas and foreign institutions considered national security risks.

BY CRESO SÁ | January 12 2024

A recent decision to deny a Chinese student’s visa to complete his PhD in Canada is raising questions about presuming motivations.

BY CRESO SÁ | November 28 2023

By calling on student groups to withdraw certain controversial statements, the minister of colleges and universities is demonstrating that the policy was and is a hollow gesture.

BY EMILY BARON CADLOFF | November 20 2023

Its leadership is committing to changing a culture of silence that surrounded accusations around late professor Wayne Hankey.

BY MOHAMED BERRADA | November 02 2023

The Quebec government’s announced tuition fee increase for out-of-province students has sparked intense political debate over university funding.

BY CAILYNN KLINGBEIL | August 23 2023

The western province has been through some dark times when it comes to funding. Will the newly elected government bring solutions, or more controversy?

BY FARAH QAISER, AUDREY LAVENTURE, MADISON RILLING, MAX KING, CHELSIE JOHNSON, NATASHA JAKAC-SINCLAIR, LANDON GETZ, ANDRÉA CARTILE, MARIE-EVE BOULANGER & JUSTINE AMMENDOLIA | April 24 2023

Members of the chief science adviser of Canada’s inaugural Youth Council share a vision for science as their term comes to an end.

BY CRESO SÁ | April 18 2023

Questions around Stanford U president Marc Tessier-Lavigne’s research represent a case in point.

BY AMÉLIE COURNOYER | March 24 2023

The provincial government unveiled its 2022–2027 action plan to prevent and counter sexual violence in higher education.

BY CRESO SÁ | January 19 2023

The Advisory Panel on the Federal Research Support System continues a ritualistic cycle of reviews and reports into Canada’s scientific support infrastructure.

BY MICHAEL RANCIC | January 18 2023

The search for a systemic response to a growing concern.

BY JEAN-FRANÇOIS VENNE | January 05 2023

Improving the cohesiveness, openness and agility of Canada’s research support system is the core mandate of the federal government’s new advisory panel.

BY BRIAN OWENS | August 31 2022

After four years, the federal government’s billion-dollar superclusters are finding their feet, but they need more time.

BY CRESO SÁ | July 20 2022

Why is the federal government still throwing money and resources at this project?

BY CRESO SÁ | March 29 2022

If the vaunted features of science that are used rhetorically to promote and justify its status as an aid to international affairs are truly valued, it would be precisely in the most trying circumstances that science diplomacy should remain a viable alternative.

BY MAXIME BILODEAU | March 01 2022

Whether they like it or not, Canadian institutions will have to address the issue of cybersecurity – before it’s too late.

BY KARI ZACHARIAS & KETRA SCHMITT | December 03 2021

Instead of relying on a ‘technological fix,’ we need to ask what drives students to cheat in the first place.

BY EMILY BARON CADLOFF | November 16 2021

Alleged assaults at Western prompted policy reviews across Ontario, but it’s unclear what changes will come from them.

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