Ottawa to lift restrictions on hours of work for international students

Ranjan Vaseeharan, a 25-year-old student from India who works as a security guard, Toronto, October 26, 2022.Eduardo Lima/The Globe and Mail For many international students, the news that they will soon be legally allowed to work as many hours as they want comes as a huge relief. The federal government announced earlier this month that … Read more

Scarborough had one of the last little red schoolhouses

Going back to school is a very different experience these days than it was when seven-year-old Dana Tapscott and her 38 schoolmates (photographed for the Star in 1972) attended CH Berner Public School, one of Scarborough’s last remaining little red schoolhouses. Originally only one room, the school had expanded to two by the time Tapscott … Read more

Indian international students warned of hate crimes in Canada, but Sikh group says it’s political

Students walking in a hallway between two buildings at Sheridan College’s Davis Campus in Brampton, Ont., on Sept. 29, 2021.Fred Lum/the Globe and Mail Indian students in Canada are being warned to be vigilant in the face of what the Indian government calls a rising threat of hate crimes, sectarian violence and “anti-India activities.” But … Read more

How a student in Canada became a Ukrainian war correspondent with a global following

Anastasiia Lapatina says she hasn’t had a “typical college experience.” That’s an understatement. When the pandemic hit and classes shifted online, the UBC student left Canada for Ukraine, where she grew up, to live with her mother in a suburb of Kyiv. At 20 years old, Lapatina’s dream of becoming a war correspondent quickly became … Read more

International students waiting for visas from Ottawa at risk of missing start of classes

Indian students make inquiries at a Canadian education fair in in Amritsar, India, July 8, 2022.PRABHJOT GILL /The Associated Press Delays in processing student visas have put a large number of international students at risk of missing the start of fall classes this year, as the federal Immigration Department struggles to keep up with what … Read more

Penn State student tests positive for monkeypox at UPark

An off-campus Penn State student has tested for positive for monkeypox in the first confirmed case at University Park, according to both the university and the state Department of Health. Per a Penn State news release, dated Wednesday, the student tested positive Aug. 13 and is currently isolating and recovering. Close contacts have been identified … Read more

University of Guelph says they are working hard to find housing for students – Guelph

Some new and returning students at the University of Guelph are still having trouble finding on-campus housing for the upcoming semester. In an email to CJOY, the University’s Student Housing Services department says it has been helping students by exploring options in creating additional spaces both in their residential buildings and outside of campus. That … Read more

University of Toronto releases details of music faculty culture review

The exterior of the University of Toronto’s faculty of music.Tijana Martin/The Globe and Mail An external review of the University of Toronto’s faculty of music – triggered last year by an open letter alleging misogyny and systemic inequalities – has found many students, faculty and staff reported experiencing sexual harassment or racial discrimination, according to … Read more

Students call for an end to high-school dress codes after girls singled out in incident at Ottawa Catholic school

An empty school classroom.moroke/Getty Images/iStockphoto Students and politicians are calling for an end to high-school dress codes after dozens of girls at a public Catholic school in Ottawa were singled out during an enforcement blitz that they say left them humiliated. Students at École secondaire catholique Béatrice-Desloges said staff went classroom to classroom on a … Read more

New Oregon schools advisory in effect today | News

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon’s education and health departments are issuing a new “School Health Advisory for Continuity of Instruction.” The new advisory insists schools use their layered approach of preventive measures, including masks, to retain in-person for the balance of the school year. The advisory says a pre-pandemic protocol for respiratory disease outbreak is in … Read more