We are publishing regular updates on the situation facing Canada’s universities with regard to the COVID-19 pandemic.
A Q&A with the former federal health minister on her return to academia as dean of health sciences at Queen’s University.
While the University of Alberta has opted for a mandatory credit/no credit assessment this term, other universities are letting students decide whether to forgo a letter grade.
Psychologists surveyed hundreds of first-year students to determine how a sense of belonging and mattering affects well-being.
Here’s how several universities have responded so far to Ottawa’s appeal for critical supplies, expertise and labour in response to the pandemic.
The team from U de Montréal and ULaval hope to develop a rapid test before a second wave of the disease strikes.
The one-metre telescope offers a “richer” academic experience for astronomy students and amateur stargazers alike.
“We’ve had dress rehearsals with MERS, SARS and H1N1. We’ve been there before,” says one researcher. “What are we going to learn this time in a way that actually sticks?”
The federal government is asking Canadian universities to provide critical supplies and manufacturing solutions to help fight the pandemic.
As long as faculty are consistently communicating with students, the delivery method isn’t as important as the content, says one expert.
Last year, the centre led a historic meeting of research stakeholders that ended with a consensus definition of predatory publishing. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
An analysis of institutions’ strategic policy documents suggests U15 institutions are actively addressing equity, diversity and inclusion, though most struggle to define the issues.
The federal government is funding research teams to study COVID-19, while the Tri-Agencies announced they will reimburse some fees incurred due to coronavirus-related travel cancellations.
The federal government, USports and a team of researchers hope to encourage more women into university-level coaching jobs.
Now that it has become a reality, the next priority for the Université de l’Ontario français is to put together a “top-notch team.”
SciArt was conceived as a way to make STEM more accessible to the art crowd, but a partnership with Science North has broadened the show’s audience by thousands.
A donation of 30,000 UFO-related materials makes the university the place to be for paranormal research in Canada.
“This is a loss for individual universities, individual families and friends. It’s a loss for the scholarly community. It’s a loss for this country.”
Nearly everything we do now generates reams of data, and universities are helping Canadians to make productive use of it.
Carleton University grad student Tamara Banbury went from studying to being a part of the voluntary cyborg culture.