The shocking lack of gender balance is not just bad for women. It’s doing the public a major disservice.
Scientists: your social media platforms need you!
Scientists have never been more needed to challenge division, misinformation and harassment online.
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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 celebrates its first anniversary on June 25, 2018.
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.
Police school lecture series, 1935.
Courtesy of Berkley, Ca. Police Department – Historical Unit
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 CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before a hearing on Facebook: Transparency and Use of Consumer Data on Capitol Hill in April 2018.
Facebook grapples with balancing the privacy needs of users with needs of the research community.
Barney Williams Jr., a residential school survivor, hugs Santa Ono, president of the University of British Columbia, during the opening of the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre at Vancouver, on April 9.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ben Nelms
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.
Students and lecturers at the University of Queensland researching ‘students as partners’ activities across Australian universities.
The University of Queensland
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.
Men ask more questions then women in academic conferences and are more visible. Roads Academy Masterclass, Warwick University, November 2010.
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.
Academic writing is so different from the spoken word.
Never underestimate a person with dyslexia - the skills and strategies they’ve developed to survive academia can be the right fit for effective communication.
Universities talk of internationalisation, yet international staff’s right to remain may be under threat from government rules.
Strike rules for international staff illuminates the intractable tensions that underpin the logic of universities.
Knowledge has been democratized. What does that mean for scientists?
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.
Academic research and coursework on giving and volunteering are growing more popular.
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.
Academia requires a lot of work outside the lecture hall.
Striking a better gender balance would be easy, but until now universities have not been paying much attention to the problem.
Leia’s little-known academic standing can help challenge patriarchal notions about gender roles.
The 17 Sustainable Development Goals have distinct functions but are interrelated and requires an integrated approach from both scientists and policymakers.
In this episode of the podcast, we take in the history of Victorian humour, why kids find poo so hilarious and whether academics should try and be funny.
The manuscript of ‘Memoirs of Sir Isaac Newton’ shows the words ‘does this apple fall?’ Newton’s curiosity about the falling piece of fruit helped him develop the theory of gravity.
(AP Photo/Lucy Young)
Isaac Newton and Albert Einstein would have bridled under today’s research funding bureaucracy. It’s time to allow scientists to indulge their curiosity again.