13 juin 2015

Fund helps protect persecuted artists

By . The US-based not-for-profit organisation has launched a fund to help save the lives and work of artists who face persecution in their home countries. More...

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Why Canadian professors aren't afraid of their students

Ottawa Citizen	HomepageBy Joseph Heath. One of the lazy habits that Canadian journalists sometimes fall into is talking as though Canada and the United States were the same country. This shows up most clearly in the belief that whenever anything bad is happening in the United States, it must also be happening in Canada, and so there’s no need to actually go and check. More...

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Gap year gains traction in Canada

Go to the Globe and Mail homepageBy Jared Lindzon. As a new generation of Canadian students prepares to make the transition from high school to college or university, a small number will consider taking a year off to travel, work, volunteer and carefully consider some of the most important decisions they will need to make in their young lives – though many more would benefit from doing so. Read more...

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Record number of Canadians take $100,000 to drop out of school

Go to the Globe and Mail homepageBy Shane Dingman. A record number of Canadians are taking U.S. billionaire Peter Thiel up on his controversial offer: Drop out of school and he’ll give you $100,000 (U.S.) to pursue your dream. Read more...

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Addressing aboriginal education gap benefits all Canadians

Go to the Globe and Mail homepageBy Barrie McKenna. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission report contains an eye-straining 94 recommendations for righting the wrongs done to aboriginals in Canada – everything from erecting monuments to creating a national holiday. Read more...

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Does ‘publish-or-perish’ attitude hurt post-secondary education?

Go to the Globe and Mail homepageBy Simona Chiose. There’s no sage on a stage in Mikael Hellstrom’s classroom. Instead, the sessional instructor in political science puts lectures on his own YouTube channel and uses classroom time to have students “play” their way through his course. Read more...

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Doors and windows: goals needn’t be mutually exclusive

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "universityaffairs"By Liz Koblyk. That saying about how, “every time a door closes, a window opens” never struck me as compelling. I was far more likely to feel immobilized by the idea that looking out the window required closing a door. More...

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Programs to enhance your research, writing and presenting skills

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "universityaffairs"By Melonie Fullick. Recently, I’ve been thinking about the digital tools I use in the process of researching and writing and whether others may find these programs useful. Here, I focus on tools I’ve worked with in various ways for academic and other research over the past year. More...

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I, robot, need ethical guidance

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "universityaffairs"By Tim Jonhson. Scholars say the rise of automated, and increasingly autonomous, robotic technologies requires greater ethical scrutiny. More...

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High-profile academic fraud a symptom of underlying dysfunction

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "universityaffairs"By Melonie Fullick. If you follow the higher education news, stories of scandal and corruption relating to academic research pop up on a fairly regular basis. One such case, which exploded last month in the U.S., is that of Michael LaCour. Described in a New York Magazine article as “one of the biggest scientific frauds in recent memory,” it was hard to miss. More...

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