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Ontario Unveils a Plan to Reopen Postsecondary Education

Phased Approach Prioritizes the Health and Safety of Students and Staff

June 10, 2020

TORONTO — The Ontario government has developed a plan for the gradual and safe resumption of in-person instruction at postsecondary institutions across the province for the summer term. The plan...

How professors can help university students during the COVID-19 pandemic

By fostering positive relationships, professors can help improve the mental health of their students.

May 29, 2020

With Canada locked down due to the coronavirus pandemic, it’s not uncommon for our students to lose educational ground during this time. Things have changed drastically, with a loss of...

Thousands of volunteers come forward to offer mental health support during COVID-19

Helping others effective coping strategy to reduce pandemic stress, psychologist says

May 20, 2020

As Canadians continue to grapple with an unprecedented level of stress as the COVID-19 pandemic wears on, thousands of volunteers have come forward to offer emotional support to others — a...

Youth more concerned about health of others than their own amid pandemic: StatCan

May 19, 2020

TORONTO — Canadian youth say they are more concerned about the health of others than their own amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new survey results from Statistics Canada.  ...

Majority of Ryerson classes to be held online in fall, university announces

Campus activities will take place if permitted by health officials, says Ryerson's president

May 19, 2020

A majority of Ryerson’s 2020 fall courses will be delivered online as Toronto continues to grapple with daily new COVID-19 infections, the university announced Friday.   Mohamed Lachemi, the school’s president...

Gap year gaining popularity thanks to COVID-19 Social Sharing

Faced with the prospect of online courses next year, many students are exploring their options

May 19, 2020

Like a growing number of students set to graduate high school in June, Charlotte Richer says the COVID-19 pandemic has prompted her to explore the idea of putting her first year...

New data shows most Ontarians concerned about COVID-19’s impact on students’ education, younger generation

May 13, 2020

Sixty-five per cent of Ontarians are concerned about the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on students’ education, according to new polling data released by Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario Division.    This data comes...

Students can apply for COVID-19 emergency aid beginning Friday

Post-secondary students eligible for $1,250 could receive payments in 3-5 days

May 13, 2020

Post-secondary students eligible for COVID-19 emergency aid can apply for the benefit starting Friday.   Prime Minister Justin Trudeau confirmed the date for opening the $9-billion program this morning during his daily...

New data shows majority of Ontarians believe mental health crisis will follow COVID-19 impact

May 12, 2020

(Toronto, May 11, 2020) – Seven out of 10 Ontarians (69 per cent) believe the province is headed for a “serious mental health crisis” as it emerges from this pandemic...

Post-secondary schools face rough autumn if pandemic keeps foreign students away

Already strained by COVID-19, institutions could be further challenged by lack of new students

May 7, 2020

Having imagined coming to Canada since her teen years, Fabiana Costa was living her dream. A former lawyer, the Brazilian student began the international transportation and customs program at Toronto’s...
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