Browsing Category : Student Life

The Great Balancing Act of Campus Mental Health Services


An article recently published by InsideHigherEd sheds some light on the ongoing struggle to balance instant response and referral for high-risk students with ongoing counselling and support. As the article points out, limitations related to financial cost and shortage of personnel, coupled with a growing demand for services, has generated a need for triage systems and waiting lists within campus…

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Making Higher Education (Modern) Family-Friendly


Post-secondary institutions boast diverse campus communities, comprised of students, staff, and faculty of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. Their uniqueness is further evidenced through the intimate social structures to which they belong; as caregivers, adult children, and countless other identities, characterized by various needs and responsibilities. Higher education continues to benefit from increasingly holistic approaches to individual and campus-wide engagement. Needless to…

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International Students: Expectations vs. Reality


Much like the devices they tote around in their pockets, post-secondary students are becoming increasingly mobile; seeking out opportunities to study abroad in numbers upward of 5 million, world-wide. International students go the ‘extra miles’ for the opportunity to earn a quality education, internationally recognized credentials, and cross-cultural experience. The often referred to “expectation versus reality” discrepancy – made popular by…

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Dear Freshman Self


I am ashamed to admit that I have previously shied away from exercising my right to vote, citing my lack of political knowledge as an excuse- however invalid. We all benefit from a bit of hindsight perspective, so I’ve written a letter to my Freshman self, highlighting three key questions that post-secondary students may want to consider as they strive…

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The Results are in…


…and student engagement is what’s up! A student engagement survey involving more than 15,000 students across 77 institutions throughout Canada and the U.S provided us with some insight into how a mobile app can promote efficacy and strengthen campus connections among users.

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