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Tips to manage mental health through COVID-19 pandemic
March 20, 2020
In the wake of COVID-19, Canadians are facing a new reality of social distancing, self- quarantining and isolation in order to protect public health and safety. These new circumstances may lead individuals with mental health concerns into heightened symptoms of anxiety and depression. In what may be a difficult time for many, the Canadian Mental...
Students at several colleges and universities asked to vacate dorms over COVID-19
March 18, 2020
Paola Loriggio, The Canadian Press Students at several post-secondary institutions were asked or told Wednesday to move out of their dorms in response to COVID-19, forcing many to search for housing or move between cities at a time when Canadians have been advised to stay home. Some schools, such as the University of Ottawa...
Universities prepare for possibility of moving online as pandemic spreads
March 12, 2020
Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian Press Published Wednesday, March 11, 2020 5:50PM EDT Eliano Rexho spent years planning for a semester abroad in Italy, but watched helplessly as a global pandemic wiped out his efforts in days. Rexho, a commerce student at Queen’s University, spent only three weeks at Milan’s Bocconi University before the country...
What’s it like to be a non-drinker at a Canadian university?
Alcohol is seen as a big part of student life, but plenty of students choose not to partake
November 29, 2019
by Stacy Lee Kong Nov 27, 2019 St. Francis Xavier University student Hillary Downey has never had a drink. Not with high school friends, not as a special treat to ring in the new year, not even when she got to university. “I have never consumed alcohol in my life,” the 23-year-old says. “Partially,...
Youth not employed or in school face poorer mental, physical health: study
The Canadian Press
November 15, 2019
Published Tuesday, November 5, 2019 5:53AM EST OTTAWA – A new study is offering what it calls a rare look at the health and psychological impacts endured by Canadian youth who are not working, training or studying. The Statistics Canada research says 11.1 per cent of youth surveyed between 2015 and 2017 found themselves...
Ontario Supports Innovative College Partnerships
New Policy Ensures High Quality Student Learning
November 15, 2019
November 12, 2019 11:15 A.M. Ministry of Colleges and Universities BROCKVILLE — The government is cutting red tape and removing barriers so Ontario’s publicly assisted colleges can create innovative and entrepreneurial partnerships to provide all students with high-quality education and training that prepares them for Ontario’s workforce. Minister Romano was at St. Lawrence...
Students are lonelier than ever
Loneliness is a silent resident on post-secondary campuses. Why aren’t we talking about it?
November 14, 2019
by Mariyam Khaja Oct 29, 2019 On a warm Friday evening in early September, the city around Fatima Khan is alive. People spill onto the streets, milling about with friends, or head to a bar to grab a drink. Many of her peers, no doubt, are off doing the same. But she, inside her...
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