Demand soars for student food banks in Halifax – Halifax

There has been a surge in demand for student food banks in Halifax. Both Mount Saint Vincent and Dalhousie universities are reporting more students are looking for help amid high grocery prices. At the Mount, food security volunteer coordinator Cheyenne Hardy said the teams at the student food bank have been working on expanding services … Read more

UofT’s changing international student body

Sixty countries were represented at the University of Toronto’s International Student Center to celebrate Canada’s centennial in 1967, when the Star photographed Jennie Leong of Malaya cutting a cake for fellow students from around the world. Today, the Center for International Experience bears little resemblance to its predecessor, according to senior director Katherine Beaumont, “though … Read more

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

Candidates for Vancouver School Board trustee pledge to reinstate honours courses

Some candidates for Vancouver School Board trustee promise to bring back honors courses, which the district cut a year ago, but whether they could deliver on that pledge is questionable, parents and opponents say. Last year, VSB phased out the remaining honors classes in its high schools, saying the move was an effort to avoid … Read more

‘It wrecked everything for everybody,’ Calgary mall bans students during the day – Calgary

Frustration is mounting for hundreds of hungry high school students after a north east Calgary mall barred them from entering during the day. During lunch hour on Monday, students who headed to the Village Square Mall for a bite to eat instead found security guards and a note posted by property management banning their entry, … Read more

Ontario’s finance minister hints at support to fight inflation

Ontario is earmarking millions more to help parents hire tutors for kids who struggled in the pandemic and hinting at financial supports to ease the sting of fast-rising prices after notching an unexpected $2.1-billion budget surplus. And in a symbolic move, a pay hike of almost $26,000 annually for MPPs triggered by the windfall under … 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

Five tips for students looking to rent in Toronto

Here are five tips housing experts and seasoned student renters say will help post-secondary students land the perfect rental unit in Toronto, without breaking the bank: 1. Plan ahead International or out-of-province students should ensure they have housing secured before they arrive in the city. Students planning to move in by September should start looking … Read more

Psychological distress before COVID-19 infection associated with increased risk of long COVID

Sep 7 2022 Psychological distress, including depression, anxiety, worry, perceived stress, and loneliness, before COVID-19 infection was associated with an increased risk of long COVID, according to researchers at Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health. The increased risk was independent of smoking, asthma, and other health behaviors or physical health conditions. “We were surprised … Read more

Parents emotional, students excited at UBCO’s student move-in day – Okanagan

The University of British Columbia Okanagan hosted its annual student move-in day on Sunday — a chance for students and their parents to check out the campus, and get students settled into their new home away from home. This school year UBCO will have 12,000 students on campus, with a record number who lined up … Read more