#College

Learning While Black: I Was Streamed To Fail

M. Hyacinth Gaynair | Posted 05.23.2017 | Canada Living
M. Hyacinth Gaynair

The worst experience I recall from high school would be the grade 12 academic advising. I remember being very excited because I had managed to earn an 85 per cent average after three difficult years. As I sat down with my guidance counsellor, he told me that trade school would be suitable for my perceived skills.

Does Over-Education Lead To Decreased Life Satisfaction?

Allison Carter | Posted 05.16.2017 | Canada Living
Allison Carter

Whether buried in books or working late in the lab, loneliness and isolation are all too common in academia. And the higher you go, the worse it gets. Thirty seven per cent of master's students and 47 per cent of PhD students experience depression.

I've Stopped Searching For Self-Love At The Bottom Of A Bottle

Andrea Scoretz | Posted 05.08.2017 | Canada Living
Andrea Scoretz

The main problem I faced was a distorted belief system. I felt that love came with accomplishments and accolades. I didn't believe that I was good enough to love as is. When love is missing, a lot of negative stuff comes out of the woodwork: anger, resentment, fear, jealousy.

A Cheat Sheet For Parents Of Soon-To-Be High-School Grads

Lianne Castelino | Posted 04.11.2017 | Canada Parents
Lianne Castelino

Having been through this process once, I can safely say it does NOT get any easier. Each child is different. End of story. Here's what I've observed and learned over the course of having one child and now the second apply for postsecondary education.

Kid Off To University? Give A Lesson In Money Management

Jeffrey Schwartz | Posted 04.06.2017 | Canada Parents
Jeffrey Schwartz

Parents, I know you may be a little anxious leading up to your child's big day in September. But if you take the necessary steps now to prepare your child for school, the whole transition will be less taxing on everyone.

5 Canadian Universities To Watch

UniversityHub.ca | Posted 03.23.2017 | Canada Living
UniversityHub.ca

You probably know all of the top-ranked and largest Canadian universities, but what are the universities of the future? Each year, UniversityHub publishes our infamous Canadian University Rankings, and among them are the five universities we consider to be "Canada's Rising Stars."

The Collapse Of The Textbook Industry Is A Good Thing

Mike Silagadze | Posted 02.28.2017 | Canada
Mike Silagadze

The world's largest educational publisher, UK-based Pearson PLC, is in crisis. Last month, the company, whose 2015 revenues totalled nearly £4.5 bill...

An Unreasoning Hate: Discussing Islamophobia With ESL Students

Gloria Kopp | Posted 02.06.2017 | Canada
Gloria Kopp

I experienced a very uncomfortable moment with a class of mine, just a few weeks ago. We were discussing race and ethnicity, and I began - as I often...

Don't Give Up On Your Dream Of Education

Street Haven | Posted 01.10.2017 | Canada
Street Haven

In high school, I was placed in a special education program instead of regular classes because I couldn't learn like the other students. I felt I was ...

These Under-The-Radar Universities Are Canada's Best Kept Secret

UniversityHub.ca | Posted 01.09.2017 | Canada Living
UniversityHub.ca

Can you name all 98 universities in Canada? Quite honestly, we'd be impressed if you could hit more than 20. Which ones don't have the marketing budgets of the larger schools to make them internationally known? And which ones simply want to be kept under the radar?

10 College Journalistic Mistakes To Avoid And Tell Better Stories

Gloria Kopp | Posted 12.13.2016 | Canada
Gloria Kopp

"Silence opens the door to hearing dialogue, rare and valuable in breaking stories," says Brady Dennis of The Washington Post. Being a good journalist...

Columbus Ohio City Wellness Guide

Christine E. Laprade | Posted 11.30.2016 | Canada
Christine E. Laprade

Ohio has been making headlines recently. I was in town last month for my very first time and I can't believe how little publicity Columbus is getting,...

5 Tips To Help You Succeed In University

Dr. Ivan Joseph | Posted 10.11.2016 | Canada Living
Dr. Ivan Joseph

The average college freshman changes their major seven times. It's okay if you don't know what to be. But work on finding out what you want. Childhood was the time for well-rounded approaches, but as a young adult, you'll need to narrow your focus in order to achieve excellence. Getting by will not attract the right connections and opportunities you'll need to enter the job market.

Are You Prepared For Campus Life?

Charles Benayon | Posted 09.27.2016 | Canada Living
Charles Benayon

Leaving home, new classes, new friends and new activities, it can be a lot to handle. While attending post-secondary school is an exciting chapter in anyone's life, it can also be a transitional period for students experiencing it all for the first time.

Travel Experience Looks Good On A Résumé

UniversityHub.ca | Posted 09.23.2016 | Canada Business
UniversityHub.ca

If you think travel is all about eating banana pancakes and lying by the beach, then you're very mistaken. Travel is all about stretching yourself in ways you wouldn't each day. What's an adventure you've always had on your bucket list? Maybe it's summiting Mt. Kilimanjaro or sailing across the Caspian Sea -- whatever it is, it will be sure to add some 'oomph' to the 'additional interests' section of your résumé.

Depression Is More Than Being Sad

Kendall Surratt | Posted 09.21.2016 | Canada Living
Kendall Surratt

It wasn't until I attended college that I realized depression wasn't just being sad all the time. As I began to realize and track my symptoms, I learned that my most intense symptom is lack of motivation. When my depression hits, there's no such thing as motivation anymore. It's instant, and I do not get a say. My class attendance drops, homework will sit undone for days, and deadlines will be missed.

What You (And Your Kids) Can Learn From BlackBerry

David Finch | Posted 09.20.2016 | Canada Business
David Finch

The rise and fall of BlackBerry is a well-documented. The BlackBerry was an iconic product and a Canadian tech success story. However, with the launch of the iPhone in 2007, Apple went beyond handsets and showed that the real value lay in what is called by product marketers, the whole product.

Don't Let Yourself (Or Your Kid) Be The Next BlackBerry

David Finch | Posted 09.13.2016 | Canada Business
David Finch

As former marketing professionals, we are struck by the parallel between the formative years of young adults and product design. Delivering a valuable product is rarely about a single feature (such as a degree), rather, it's about the "whole product." This whole product analogy can help young adults to view their development differently.

Ways To Pay For Your Kid's Expensive Tuition

Posted 09.07.2016 | Canada Living

School is expensive. Here are ways you can pay for it from the AOL Partner Studio.

Dear First-Year Self, You're Entering An Exciting And Challenging Time

Alicia Raimundo | Posted 08.30.2016 | Canada Living
Alicia Raimundo

Whether we want to admit it to ourselves or not, the summer is coming to an end and young people everywhere are gearing up to go back to school. It can be an exciting time but also a stressful time, especially for those of you who are going into university/college or a new school for the first time.

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?