April-May 2008

The Green University

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Environmentalism and the Responsibility of Academia

By David Suzuki

Scientists, especially those in academia, have played an enormous role in the modern environmental movement. From Rachel Carson, Paul Ehrlich and Margaret […]

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Science, Cognition and Public Policy

By William Rees

We are not a science-based society The western world, at least, thinks of itself as a post-Enlightenment world, a world freed from […]

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The Environmental Crisis: The Devil is in the Generalities

By Ross McKitrick

I’ve started encouraging my students not to use the word “environment.” Taken literally, it includes everything between your skin and outer space, […]

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Universities in a Climate of Change

By Brian Wakelin and Kathy Wardle

Although we are not experiencing intense hurricanes or brush fires, as a northern country, Canada is more sensitive to climate change than […]

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From Grey to Green: Environmental Sustainability at the University of Guelph

By Robert Corry

My campus is not green. It has a greenish hue The University of Guelph, like many campuses I’ve experienced, gives an impression […]

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Academia Abroad

By Thomas R. Klassen

The global scope of scientific discovery suggests that academic life is the same the world over. In an age when university faculty […]

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Blame Facebook

By Kathy Cawsey

By October of my first year of teaching, I’d had five plagiarism cases. Three more surfaced by Christmas, and a couple more […]

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Editorial Matters: The Greening of Academia

By Mark Rosenfeld

In 1970, Charles A. Reich published his bestseller The Greening of America. The book argued that a fundamental shift was taking place […]

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