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Health, Society

Students can apply for emergency funding starting tomorrow

Post-secondary students across Canada will be able to apply for the Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB) starting on May 15, according to a news release from employment and social development Canada yesterday.  According to the press release, post-secondary students that »

Society

University creates online tool for students now at home to keep up math skills

With schools closed across the country due to the pandemic, parents are concerned about children falling behind on lessons. While schools and teachers are trying in most cases to provide online lessons, additional resources are always helpful. To that end, »

Health, Society

British Columbia to offer mental health support for post secondary students

The Canadian province of British Columbia is looking at new ways to make it easier for post secondary students to access mental health services. The service, which is due to launch this spring will give students access to trained counselors »

Environment & Animal Life, Society

Climate strikes: Canadian school boards and colleges to let students protest

Like Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old global star in the fight against climate change, many Canadian students will take to the streets on Friday, September 27 to participate in climate events and some school boards across the country are even helping »

Health, Society

Nova Scotia becomes 2nd province to offer free menstrual products in schools

Nova Scotia public schools will now offer free menstrual products to all their students, joining a growing list of places that have already adopted the idea. The province’s 367 schools that host students from grades four to twelve are now »

International

Canadian universities seek to protect Chinese enrolment

Given the current political tensions between Canada and China, Canadian universities have discussed the enrolment of Chinese students with Canadian government officials and the Chinese embassy. They have also moved to diversify international student enrolment which has become an important »

Society

Students protest unpaid internships

Tens of thousands of students in the province of Quebec have marched  this week to protest the requirement that they intern for a brief period without pay as part of their school program. The unpaid internships are designed to give »

Health, Society

Crisis text line offers help to stressed students

University of Guelph students in the province of Ontario now have a new way to access mental health support through a 24-hour texting service. Increased reports of depression, anxiety among students A survey of students conducted in Ontario in 2016 »

International, Society

University decreases tuition for international PhDs

The University of Toronto has announced that starting this September most international doctoral students will pay tuition fees equivalent to those of Canadian students. Annual tuition for international PhD students used to be about $23,000. The domestic rate is about »

Society

Why video of students was live streamed

Inadequate passwords and insufficient technical controls led to videos of school children being live streamed on the internet, reports a privacy commissioner in eastern Canada.  Catherine Tully is mandated by the government of the province of Nova Scotia to apply »