What We're Thinking


Jan 9, 2015

The scientist Galileo recanting his commitment to the Copernican theory, viz., that the earth revolves around the sun rather than vice versa, demonstrates what academic freedom is intended to prevent.


Nov 5, 2014

This November at Leiden in the Netherlands the U15 Group of Canadian Research Universities will join research-intensive universities from around the world in signing a statement affirming the important role of the social sciences and humanities in the global research landscape.

Sep 12, 2014

On l’a dit et répété : dans une société du savoir, le niveau de scolarité des citoyens est plus important que jamais.

Richard Florizone
Jun 24, 2014

Information Technology and the Internet continue to transform our lives. The ways that we read, shop, and communicate with others have all shifted dramatically in the last two decades, and they continue to change and evolve.

Mar 28, 2014

Canada’s research universities have been top contributors to research, innovation, science, and technology around the world. We have more than earned a strong voice in the leading global councils on higher education.

Mar 24, 2014

The U15 will continue to work with the federal government and all the other players in the research and development enterprise to ensure we reap the promise that a stronger knowledge and innovation

Paul Young
Mar 3, 2014

In 1963, Greg Bohaker was a 21-year-old RCMP constable in Hopedale, Labrador. 

Ilene Smile
Feb 5, 2014

Collectively, Canadian universities and colleges encompass a wide range of research activity levels and quality. This is a sign of a healthy post-secondary education system. It has variations that allow all types of institutions to flourish and to fill different niches.

Jan 13, 2014

French philosopher Marc Augé describes “places” and “non-places” (“lieux” and “non-lieux”). Non-lieux are spaces that are essentially interchangeable, without distinctiveness. They tend to render humans anonymous.


Guy Breton, recteur de l’Université de Montréal
Nov 5, 2013

I had the pleasure of meeting the president of the World Bank, Jim Yong Kim, at an international conference last Spring in Montreal. He was very interested to learn from our conversation that the Canadian university network in other countries was a great deal more extensive than he had realized.