News archive - August 2014

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Multidisciplinary conference addresses gender equity in science and technology

Carla Fehr

Carla Fehr is dedicated to making science and technology research a more level playing field in one important way: gender equity. Steps toward equity include talking about the challenges and the opportunities across disciplines.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

SSHRC Partnership Development grants announced

Steven Bednarski

Vital information on how previous civilizations coped with climate change could be hiding under a medieval castle in England, and the professor leading the project to uncover it is one of two Arts scholars to receive a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Partnership Development grant, each valued at approximately $200,000.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Best and brightest: scholarships awarded to promising new undergraduates

Several hundred incoming Arts undergraduate students are receiving scholarship awards this fall. Ranging from $500 to $55,000, the students who have earned this important recognition and financial support are joining the University with Grade 12 averages between 85 and 99 per cent.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Crunch Time: student helps peers

Arts student delivers food during exams

Exam season can be tough. Students become dedicated to studying and bunk down in Dana Porter or the Davis Centre to review. Third-year Arts student Emily Shiu is familiar with this situation, and this term she decided to do something to help her fellow students.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Global Business and Digital Arts student goes beyond borders

student wil schmor among coffee bean plants

Arts undergraduate, Wil Schmor, spent three months in Peru with St. Jerome's Beyond Borders program. During and after, he blogged about his time in South America; here is just a taste of his experience:

90 days in Peru

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