#College

How To Make Your College Dorm Feel Like Home

Giftagram | Posted 08.18.2016 | Canada Living
Giftagram

If you're a freshman, you must be getting ready to spread those wings and fly. But let's make sure you land on your feet when you get on campus. The first step is walking into your new dorm room like you own the place. This is your room now and for it to feel like it, it needs to look like it. After all, you can tell a lot about a person by their room, and you want to attract the right kind of attention with your mature taste and good sense of style.

10 Tips To Financially Prepare Your Student For Post-Secondary

Erika Katz | Posted 08.08.2016 | Canada Parents
Erika Katz

As parents, we have been saving our hard earned money since the time our kids were born to pay for the high cost of education. Many teens have worked summer jobs to help shoulder the burden. So, how can you teach your kids to be financially savvy so they do not come out of college with more debt than necessary?

Money Confessions: What I Learned As A Student

Laura Plant | Posted 07.12.2016 | Canada Business
Laura Plant

Most students aim to earn enough money to support themselves through the academic year. But like many things in life, success comes in the details. If you don't plan for the expected and unexpected costs that post-secondary life can throw at you, your chance of success diminishes.

What Filling Out The Census Actually Does

Posted 06.22.2016 | Canada Living

If you haven’t completed the 2016 Census, there’s still time to do so before enumerators make their way to your neighbourhood and come knocking on your door.

True Or False? The 2016 Census Edition

Posted 05.23.2016 | Canada Living

In collaboration with Statistics Canada, we dispel a few common misconceptions about the census with a game of true and false. Ready to play?

This Is What A Canadian Family Looks Like

Posted 05.09.2016 | Canada Living

How has the Canadian family changed over the years? Statistics tells us that they’re getting smaller and more diverse, that more young adults are living at home and that by 2031, 60 per cent of Canada’s population is expected to be a visible minority.

Why Student Housing May Be The Next Big Investment Opportunity

YPNextHome | Posted 04.29.2016 | Canada Business
YPNextHome

University and college enrolment is booming across Canada, and post-secondary institutions are scrambling to keep up by expanding existing buildings and opening new satellite campuses. The challenge is that the scholastic expansion doesn't necessarily extend to student residences, which creates a need in the rental market -- and thus an opportunity for investors.

The Sharing Economy Is Transforming How We Learn

Martha Turner | Posted 04.27.2016 | Canada Business
Martha Turner

As young people enter an increasingly over-credentialed job market, new forms of qualifications and ways of acquiring them are beginning to gain traction in an increasingly competitive environment. This not only helps candidates better market themselves, but also helps meet the emerging skills required in a vastly changing career landscape.

Filing Student Taxes For The First Time Is Simpler Than You Think

Jennifer Gorman | Posted 03.29.2016 | Canada Business
Jennifer Gorman

Whether you're a student or parent of a student in post-secondary studies, filing a student return for the first time may raise some questions -- but compared to studying for finals, writing research papers or adjusting to living on your own, filing taxes as a student is quite simple.

Studying Abroad Is The Key To Success In A Global Workforce

Maria Boublil | Posted 03.29.2016 | Canada Living
Maria Boublil

International education is more accessible now than ever before, yet only a margin of North American students pursue this option. Other than it having the obvious appeal of travel, fun and new experiences, how valuable is it to a student's educational and career goals?

How To Pick A University You'll Absolutely Love Going To

UniversityHub.ca | Posted 03.10.2016 | Canada Living
UniversityHub.ca

The university you attend could be the most life-changing decision you'll ever make. The friends you have, the job you get, the city you end up in, the skills you acquire, the relationships you experience -- all of which will be shaped based on the university you decide to go to.

The 10 Best Canadian Universities For Sports And Recreation

UniversityHub.ca | Posted 01.14.2016 | Canada Living
UniversityHub.ca

Whether you're a varsity athlete, a fanatic CIS football fan or a casual gym-goer, it's important to know how your future university stacks up in fitness and athletics. UniversityHub has asked more than 1,000 students to rate their university's sports and recreation facilities, in addition to 50-plus other factors.

10 Best University Libraries In Canada

UniversityHub.ca | Posted 12.16.2015 | Canada Living
UniversityHub.ca

It's that time of the year again where students are date nights with the library. Yes, it is exam time, and everyone is looking to find that perfect spot where they can get their heads into their books and start to study/cram for the impending barrage of exams that are about to come their way.

Studying Abroad Sets Students Up For Career Success

Mandy Mail | Posted 12.09.2015 | Canada Business
Mandy Mail

Many students today are recognizing that there is more to education than lectures, essays and exams. Some of the most important lessons can be learned by investing time outside the classroom walls, in communities across Canada and around the world.

Higher Education Must Put More Emphasis On Career Success

Linda A. Franklin | Posted 11.03.2015 | Canada Business
Linda A. Franklin

There's no mistaking the priority among parents, students and the public these days when it comes to post-secondary education. First and foremost, they want the post-secondary programs to lead to rewarding careers.

4 Ways to Choose Your Future University

UniversityHub.ca | Posted 10.14.2015 | Canada Living
UniversityHub.ca

With personalized university rankings, student reviews, and admissions support, UniversityHub.ca's sole mission is to help students make the best possible university choice for them. That's why we've also compiled a list of the top four ways to help you choose your future university.

Investment in Post-Secondary Education Is Needed for a Strong Economy

Paul Charette | Posted 10.08.2015 | Canada Politics
Paul Charette

Our political leaders have clearly stated that the economy is their top priority for the upcoming election. We urge them to look to Canada's colleges and institutes to support them in creating economic growth by ensuring a skilled workforce and an innovative culture.

Parties Must Address Youth Unemployment

Linda A. Franklin | Posted 10.07.2015 | Canada Business
Linda A. Franklin

Certainly the economy is a dominant issue in the election. Along with the debates about balanced budgets and new spending, the parties are promising to bring in measures to create new jobs. But one of the biggest challenges -- youth unemployment -- deserves much greater attention.

Helping Students Picture the Future's Most In-Demand Jobs

Linda A. Franklin | Posted 09.24.2015 | Canada Business
Linda A. Franklin

More needs to be done to identify the careers of the future -- this is especially important as the demand for a more professionally trained and highly skilled workforce continues to grow. It is more essential than ever to identify the future opportunities for young people and ensure students and parents know what qualifications are required to pursue those careers.

Overcoming Back-to-School Social Anxiety in the Social Media Age

Dr. Shimi Kang | Posted 09.15.2015 | Canada Living
Dr. Shimi Kang

What happens when the tools that are supposed to connect us end up segregating us and making us feel excluded? The overuse of social media and the subsequent underuse of real-world skills has resulted in difficulty for many to socialize meaningfully -- leading to feelings of loneliness, social anxiety and depression.

Education Savings Should Be a Federal Election Priority

Peter Lewis | Posted 09.11.2015 | Canada Business
Peter Lewis

The cost of tuition can be overwhelming to say the least. For families and students trying keep afloat this year, making tuition payments is already a challenge often managed by multiple loans, jobs and sleepless nights spent studying or trying to make the grade in order to maintain a scholarship.

5 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Frosh Week

UniversityHub.ca | Posted 09.07.2015 | Canada Living
UniversityHub.ca

For many first year university students, orientation week, or 'frosh week', is a rite of passage -- a defining moment that gives you your first real glimpse into university life. It's an action-packed week that's high on fun, but like a colourful tornado ripping through campus, the week will be over in a flash.

Avoiding the Freshman 15

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre | Posted 09.04.2015 | Canada Living
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

The freshman year produces a perfect storm of factors: new pressures, an abundance of unhealthy food options, a lot of sitting around in classrooms and, often, higher alcohol consumption. At a time when the body is still growing -- and when brain power is key to successful learning -- how serious is the problem of the proverbial Freshman 15?

8 Personal Finance Lessons Every Student Should Learn

Erin Bury | Posted 08.31.2015 | Canada Business
Erin Bury

Like many Canadian teens, I grew up not learning about basic household budgeting, so when I went to university for the first time I was a little lost. I made mistakes. I got into debt. I spent more than I had. Then I realized how hard it was to pay off debt on an entry-level salary, and I got smart about my finances.

How to Support Your Teen's Mental Health While at University

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre | Posted 08.26.2015 | Canada Living
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

For parents with children away at university, it can be a giant leap of faith to step back and let their young adult children be independent, and know that they will be okay. Most young adults transition to university without difficulty and take charge of this new independent phase of their lives with motivation to do well and the skills to navigate their academic and social lives. But for some young adults, the stress of being on their own to manage the academic and social demands of university life may be a breaking point that heralds or worsens mental health issues, such as anxiety or depression.