An orientation week organizer wearing a shirt promoting physical distancing of two metres sits in a new outdoor ampitheatre at Université de Sherbrooke piloted this past fall.
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Université de Sherbrooke introduced 10 new outdoor classrooms during COVID-19 and created a guide about outdoor teaching. It will fine-tune outdoor teaching in response to student feedback.
Not all teaching spaces in universities are big enough to allow students to return to normal study as the pandemic restriction ease.
Ellie, a four-year-old labradoodle, enjoys many pats from students as part of the Building Academic Retention through K9s program (B.A.R.K.) at the University of British Columbia.
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When students are given the option to stay with a dog until they feel their stress is sufficiently reduced, they visit on average 35 minutes.
New research pinpoints why so many students struggle to nod off at university.
Recent research shows that many students who are using cannabis for medicinal reasons are also replacing their prescription medications with it.
Cannabis may not be legal yet in Canada, but university students are already big consumers and increasingly willing to talk about it.
Universities under serious financial and enrolment pressure that cannot negotiate the time to build their way out of their difficulties may have to resort to being ‘merged’ or taken over.
Despite serious financial and enrolment pressure for some, our universities are unlikely to close their doors – but some may have to resort to being 'merged' or taken over by a stronger partner.
Most jurisdictions in Australia already make it a crime to intentionally or recklessly engage in conduct that creates a substantial or real risk of serious harm.
Hazing is unacceptable, but criminalising it may cause more problems than it solves.
RMIT University transformed the look and function of its city campus as part of its New Academic Street project.
European ideas of the campus as a place apart shaped Australia's "sandstone" universities. Now universities are adopting urban regeneration strategies, bringing the city to the campus and vice versa.
Why does hazing happen?
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Another student has died due to hazing. Research shows that there has been at least one such death in the US since 1954 (with 1958 the only exception). So why does hazing happen in the first place?
Gumtree Brutalism: the Eddie Koiki Mabo Library (1968), designed by Queensland architect James Birrell, on the James Cook University campus.
Academics are often in the vanguard of the fight to preserve heritage buildings but they are losing the battle on home turf as universities shed their 1960s and 1970s concrete skins.
Getting oriented at Elon University
Two simple yet powerful things students can do to ensure that they have a transformative undergraduate experience, no matter where they go to college.
India is being urged to reverse a policy that doesn’t allow foreign universities to open up a campus.
A new report offers recommendations for how to best reform the education system in India.
Security at university isn’t just about what happens on campus.
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Preventing crime on campus is crucial, but so is pastoral care of students.
2015 showed how much race still matters in education.
The year 2015 escalated many of the tensions that have existed on university and college campuses for a long time. It will be remembered as the year of student activism.
It was only in the seventies that campus police came to be formally recognized.
Campus police have been in existence for only about 40 years or so. But they are taking on an ever bigger role.
The possibility of a gun in a classroom may lead to fear in a learning environment
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Classrooms are places of genuine human engagement, debate, thought and passion. Guns undermine the openness and vulnerability necessary for learning.
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Universities campuses need to adapt to the new reality of mobile students and online education.
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