Monthly Archives: February 2012

University Affairs

University Affairs is a magazine that discusses the latest happenings of Canadian universities.  It was founded in 1959 and publishes ten issues a year.  The magazine’s audience are students, professors, administrators and anyone interested in higher education.  Topics include funding, new appointments, university life and  new research. University Affairs also offers career advice and posts career opportunities.  The magazine is available in print or online via subscription.

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European Research Area and Canada

As the name suggests, The European Research Area and Canada supports and encourages collaboration through research and technological innovations between Canada and European nations. There are international funding opportunities and research proposals available for both Canadians and Europeans. For a list of proposals, click here and for more information on funding, click here.

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Tips for Effective Lectures

Listed below are 12 tips for designing and delivering effective lectures.  The full article, which elaborates on each suggestion, and references can be found at the Tomorrow’s Professor Blog.  The article was written by Jason Adsit from State University of New York, Buffalo.

  1. Plan your lectures.
  2. Avoid the tyranny of content.
  3. Know your audience.
  4. Create a complete lecture.
  5. Develop lecture notes.
  6. Engage audience by being interactive.
  7. Create visual backups and supports.
  8. Check that all the materials and technologies needed are available and working appropriately.
  9. Be enthusiastic.
  10. Ask questions.
  11. Answer questions.
  12. Reflect upon the day’s lecture.

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Agricultural Institute of Canada

The objectives of the Agricultural Institute of Canada are:

  • provide information through scientific journals, newsletter, research reports, review of university, college and government policies
  • networking and learning opportunities
  • contributing to government policy and international development
  • act as a unifying voice between government, universities, businesses and associations

In particular, the Agricultural Institute of Canada Foundation  is a charitable organization which supports the development of agricultural as a sustainable source of food, fuel and other bio-products. They also offer  grants and student scholarships to agriculture related research. For a list of their scholarships and grants, click here.

For further resources on Canadian agriculture, click here.

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