For decades, academics have been portrayed as brilliant, heroic men on our cinema screens. It's time to tell the story of more heroic female scholars. Here are some suggestions.
The award of a Nobel Prize in physics to Donna Strickland is an opportunity to build support for women in science, says one female physics professor.
What Strickland achieved is impressive. But it isn’t a sign that the patriarchy is being smashed.
Research is changing how artists contribute to the world's knowledge base.
The shocking lack of gender balance is not just bad for women. It's doing the public a major disservice.
Scientists have never been more needed to challenge division, misinformation and harassment online.
Completion rates for PhD courses are very low. Here are some things students, supervisors and universities can do to help support these students through to completion.
The Conversation Canada has reached an important milestone. In its first year, The Conversation Canada built an audience of millions eager to read research-based articles from Canadian academics.
The demise of the first academic department dedicated to policing at the University of California has left unanswered questions about the best way to educate cops.
Facebook grapples with balancing the privacy needs of users with needs of the research community.
The role of universities in the shameful Indian residential school system needs to be addressed. The president of one of Canada's leading universities explains why it's time to apologize.
When higher education is thought of as a commodity, students and teachers lose out. A new partnership-based approach can provide a much richer learning experience.
Academia is not immune to gender bias. One way to see this in action is to observe who asks questions during conferences -- and men appear to ask more than women.
Never underestimate a person with dyslexia - the skills and strategies they've developed to survive academia can be the right fit for effective communication.
Strike rules for international staff illuminates the intractable tensions that underpin the logic of universities.
Much like the printing press upset the social order centuries ago, the explosion of information online is challenging the role of scientists in society.
Some say Britain should be proud of its imperial past. Oxford academics say it's not so simple.
After taking a class in which they give money away, students get more interested in donating to and volunteering at local nonprofits.
Now the war is over, academia has a special role to play in securing the peace.
Striking a better gender balance would be easy, but until now universities have not been paying much attention to the problem.