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The problems with academic publishing: Part 2

The problems with academic publishing: Part 2

In my last post, I discussed some of the problems with the North American publishing model as it applies to...

The problems with academic publishing: Part 1

The problems with academic publishing: Part 1

The main purpose of a scholarly journal is to report on original research or experimentation in order to make such...

SCARP’s PhD success

SCARP’s PhD success

How difficult is it out there for aspiring academics? In the continuing saga of the US recession, dire predictions have...

A crack in the armour? Or a knight in armour?

A crack in the armour? Or a knight in armour?

Many have argued for broader public access to academic research. Few, however, considered it as important as internet activist Aaron Swartz....

Calling all planners

Calling all planners

I’m pleased to announce the call for papers for my upcoming edited book on Canadian planning. It’s been accepted by...

New insights into immigrant employment trajectories

New insights into immigrant employment trajectories

There have been a few interesting articles lately discussing immigrants’ employment success in Canada. Last week, The Globe and Mail...

SCARP welcomes Scholar-in-Residence Susan Fainstein

SCARP welcomes Scholar-in-Residence Susan Fainstein

For the past three years, SCARP has been honoured to have high-profile planning scholars with us for one week under...

Congratulations Dr. Ugo Lachapelle!

Congratulations Dr. Ugo Lachapelle!

In mid-October, in between the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) conference in Minneapolis and a much-anticipated trip to...

Does Canada have an Ivy League?

Does Canada have an Ivy League?

There is a lot of debate out there about whether or not there are schools in Canada equivalent to the...

Funding inequities make a big difference in PhD studies

Funding inequities make a big difference in PhD studies

In a previous post, I joked about the obvious discrepancies in funding between humanities/social sciences and natural sciences…and I say...

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