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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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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Sexual Misconduct Policies on Campuses

Posted on April 27th, 2016

Minister of Advanced Education Andrew Wilkinson is tabling a bill which will make it mandatory for post-secondary institutions to develop policies to prevent and respond to sexual violence and sexual […]

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Should Colleges Measure Well-Being?

Posted on January 21st, 2016

“When students go through college, it isn’t enough for them to excel academically; they should flourish. That idea was the focus of a session at the annual meeting of the […]

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Why Canada’s Universities Should Mandate Indigenous Courses

Posted on December 10th, 2015

“Every university in Canada should mandate indigenous content. Why? To borrow a phrase from our Prime Minister, “Because it’s 2015.” We are proud at the University of Winnipeg to be […]

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Gender-Neutral Bathrooms

Posted on December 1st, 2015

“Gender-neutral bathrooms are coming to the University of Saskatchewan next year, and several people are praising the decision. This move follows several other universities across Canada. The gender-neutral washrooms at the […]

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Dealing with Mental Health: A Guide for Professors

Posted on November 23rd, 2015

Caroline Anne Kovesi shares in University Affairs her perspective on what professors can do to better support students who are struggling with mental health concerns. “Based on my own experiences […]

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Working With, Not on Behalf of Students With Disabilities

Posted on October 28th, 2015

“A look into the current state of support for students with disabilities in postsecondary education, with reflection on what still needs to be done.  Born with a rare neuromuscular myopathy, Dr. […]

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Proactive Approach to Preventing Sexual Violence in Higher Education

Posted on October 26th, 2015

“With a new school year underway, we are once again hearing about sexual violence on university and college campuses. The September news cycle included reports of sexual assault on the […]

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Health Promotion Must be a Focus for Postsecondary Institutions

Posted on July 16th, 2015

Arvind Gupta, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of British Columbia, and Deborah Buszard, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal at UBC-Okanagan Campus, share an opinion piece in University Affairs on the […]

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