Groups decry lack of ‘targeted supports’ for post-secondary students in Ontario’s COVID-recovery budget
As the COVID-19 crisis continues to create financial distress for millions of Ontario residents, some groups say post-secondary students have been left to fend for themselves financially despite the recent provincial budget promises to provide support in the post-pandemic recovery. Ontario’s Action Plan: Protecting People’s Health and Our Economy outlines a plan…
Student groups hope to win appeal of Ontario’s university fee ‘opt out’ measure
As the Doug Ford government prepares to appeal the Student Choice Initiative this month, student advocacy organizations are better prepared.
Pandemic pressures: COVID-19 restrictions cause concerns about development of young children
The isolation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has experts looking into it’s effects on young children, just learning to socialize with peers. Experts have noted increased anxiety and behavioural problems amongst children during this time.
Some universities turn to compassionate grading to measure student performance during pandemic
What does the introduction of compassionate grading mean for Canadian higher education and students? Learn more here.
Pandemic compounding mental health concerns on both sides of the psychologists’ table
Many people’s mental health has worsened due to COVID-19, but how are mental health workers fairing?
Learning from home or far from home: International students face difficult choices with COVID-19
International students in Ottawa are spending the pandemic away from the support of their families.
Belleville-area school board moved by student’s request to honour Black History Month
A 10 year old girl has inspired a Belleville, ON, school board to provide a positive way to honour the impact of Black and Indigenous culture on Canadian society
Black parents in Peel urging schools to include Afro-Centric books in libraries
A group of Black parents is pushing a Toronto-area school board to combat systemic racism in the selection of library books available to students.
Carleton University to rename three campus buildings to promote diversity, inclusion
Three Carleton University buildings are set to be renamed to reflect racial diversity, but some racist campus monikers are going untouched.
Bell Let’s Talk launches new fund to support post-secondary students’ mental health
Bell Let’s Talk’s new initiative the “Post-Secondary Fund” will give universities and colleges across Canada $25,000 to implement the National Standard of Canada for Mental Health.