On Depression and the Toll of Academia

Posted on June 25th, 2016

Jacqui Shine reflects on her own experience of depression in academia and reconsiders the causative paradigm of mental illness in higher education. Her investigation of the multitudinous factors contributing to […]

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Indigenous Programs and Services Expanding on Canadian Campuses

Posted on June 20th, 2016

Canada’s universities have scaled up programs and services specifically designed to meet the needs of Indigenous students. From 2013 to 2015, academic programming for Indigenous students increased 33 percent, along […]

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UBC Welcomes Santa Ono as their 15th President

Posted on June 13th, 2016

Santa Ono, former president of the University of Cincinnati (UC), was appointed the new president of the University of British Columbia (UBC) on Monday June 13th. He is returning to […]

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The Not-So-Splendid Isolation of Doctoral Study

Posted on June 12th, 2016

In her unflinchingly honest portrayal of doctoral study, Rebecca Schuman relates darkly humorous anecdotes with sage advice to advocate for the prioritization of self care. “Despite the truncated outcome of […]

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Sexual Assault Policy Mandatory on BC Campuses

Posted on June 10th, 2016

The BC government has introduced a bill that will require every public post-secondary institution to develop a sexual-misconduct policy. The legislation addresses heightened concerns about the safety of young women on campus. Chrissy […]

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Next Steps in Dealing with the Suicide Crisis in Woodstock

Posted on June 7th, 2016

In the aftermath of five young people taking their lives, residents of the southwestern Ontario city struggle to understand the tragedy and strive to implement long-term support for youth as a critical preventative intervention.  Ian Manion, Director of […]

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Schools look to lessen student stress over debtloads

Posted on June 2nd, 2016

“Students who took out more student loans are more likely to report poor mental health in early adulthood.” New post-secondary graduates have left the academic world with tens of thousands of […]

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