Increasing number of international students choosing Canadian universities, report shows
An increasing number of international students are choosing Canada for their higher education due to low tuition and a welcoming community
Carleton University mandates full vaccination requirements for the fall
Some Ontario universities mandate COVID-19 vaccinations for all staff and students returning to campus this fall.
Online and in-person students in university classrooms cause concerns for teachers, teaching assistants and students
UOttawa and Carleton are offering students the opportunity to take courses online or in-person this fall and this lack of clarity about these options is concerning professors, TAs and some students.
Memorial University tuition hikes leave many students worried about pursuing post-secondary education
“It’s a situation where both the university, and government point to each other and say, ‘it’s not our fault’,” says Kat McLaughlin, chairperson at the Canadian Federation of Students Newfoundland and Labrador
Ontario to implement first of its kind anti-human trafficking protocol in schools
Ontario will spend $2.4 million to implement a strategy in schools to combat human trafficking.
Graduating students, parents disappointed school boards not holding outdoor grads
Some Ottawa high school students and their parents are disappointed at what they describe as a lack of effort on the part of Ottawa’s two largest school boards to hold in-person graduation celebrations despite permission from the Ontario government to do so. With graduation a few weeks away, these students and parents say while the decisions are unsurprising after a…
Ottawa-based project “Ajashki” finalist for first Future Ground Prize
The David Suzuki Future Ground prize will be awarded for the first time in Ontario June 16. Throughout the month of April, the foundation received over 130 applicants and narrowed it down to 15 finalists. One of those finalists is a project titled “Ajashki” which means soil in Algonquin language.
No plans to require vaccines at universities and colleges in Ottawa
Ottawa universities and colleges aren’t planning to mandate vaccinations for students returning to campus this fall.
Graduation but no classes: Ontario schools won’t reopen before September, Ford says
Ontario students won’t be returning to school this year, Premier Doug Ford says.
The displacement effect: Ontario’s ‘disconnected’ online school system pushing educators to breaking point
When asked about teaching during the pandemic, Meaghan Beatty’s shoulders sink and her fingers fidget with the edges of her cup. Beatty, who has taught kindergarten north of Toronto for 16 years, is a victim of what psychologists are describing as an epidemic of “educator burnout.” “I felt guilty not being the teacher I used to be,” she said in…
Kindergarten faces new challenges in the age of COVID
Parents, educators and the children are all experiencing the upheavals caused by the pandemic on kindergarten.
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 to defeat the coronavirus and help Ontarians overcome the financial suffering…