The report represents the work of an 18-member panel of experts, chaired by Dr. Eliot A. Phillipson, Sir John and Lady Eaton Professor of Medicine Emeritus at the University of Toronto and Former President and CEO of the Canada Foundation for Innovation.
The State of Science and Technology in Canada, 2012 is an in-depth analysis of the scientific disciplines and technological applications where Canada excels in a global context. It identifies Canada's S&T research strengths, highlights emerging areas of S&T, and provides insights on regional areas of specialization. The collective findings are comprehensive and represent one of the most in-depth examinations of Canadian S&T ever undertaken. Read more.
CANARIE Connections - September 2012
On April first, management of the Canadian Access Federation (CAF) officially transitioned from CUCCIO, representing Canada’s higher education IT leaders, to CANARIE. For participants in CAF, the transition
was seamless: users continued to use their home credentials to log in to networks at other member
institutions and access Service Providers who are part of the Federation. Read more.
by Amit Chakma, President, Western University
Globe & Mail, August 30, 2012 - If the country’s universities were graded on how well we’ve done at helping Canadians understand the importance international students can play in the country’s future, we would receive a failing grade. And I count my own university among those at fault.
That harsh assessment is not to suggest that the postsecondary sector doesn’t embrace internationalization. But these students’ contribution is so ingrained in university culture that we take for granted that Canadians intrinsically know their vital role in our classrooms and economy. Read more.
Various careers took her on the road less travelled
Wednesday, July 4, 2012 - On paper, the career path followed to Guelph by Rebecca Graham, U of G’s new chief information officer and chief librarian, appears deliberate and obstacle-free, including a lifelong love of libraries; an ahead-of-her-time interest in information technology; and numerous positions at prestigious research libraries, each one a rung higher on the library ladder to the top.
So here she sits, with a friendly demeanour underpinned by obvious focus and drive. No doubt she is where she belongs and happy to be here. But that road to Guelph was long and winding. Think Kansas, the U.S. Air Force and a trucking company. Serendipity had a hand, too. Read more
According to McGill University Library Expert
"Acquiring e-Journal Collections makes Perfect Sense..."
CERN will issue a formal Invitation to tender to identify publishers and journals to which a contract for Peer-Review and Open-Access services could be awarded, as well as the amount of each contract. Read more.
August 10, 2011 - Fifteen of the biggest 25 universities in Canada have terminated their Access Copyright contracts, including UBC, Calgary, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Waterloo, York, and Queen’s. Other B.C. schools that have opted out are Columbia Bible College, Royal Roads University, and Quest University. Read more