Piece of Mind
I am a Professor of Mathematics, and an elected member of the Board of Governors at the University of British Columbia. Much of my public service over the years revolved around trying to position Canada as a major player within the world's scientific community. Issues I care about include Canadian academic life, public policy towards R&D, Science in the developing world, and global politics.
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Are we just a service department? I don’t believe Princeton’s Mathematics department thinks so, neither does any Chemistry department on this continent. Yet, a Vice-President of the Canadian Mathematical Society wants us “to come to the realization that in almost … Continue reading →
University rankings may be questionable. Their evaluation criteria may be flawed or unrepresentative. They may be based on false or manipulated data provided by some institutions. They can even, occasionally, be bought. But the reality is that they do matter. … Continue reading →
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