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Minds, just like bodies, need movement.
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If you've grown up with parents who overprotected you, did too much for you, and made you feel like everything was coming to you, you're going to be at an even greater disadvantage than the average graduate in today's marketplace. These helicopter parents love their kids but they're doing them a terrible disservice, as their kids are coming out of college and university lacking the basic skills and mindset that will set them up for success.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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."
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The world's largest educational publisher, UK-based Pearson PLC, is in crisis. Last month, the company, whose 2015 revenues totalled nearly £4.5 billion, revealed that net revenues for the fourth quar...
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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 do with topics like this - by exploring my student...
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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 being "left on the shelf" -- not important enough...
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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?
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"Silence opens the door to hearing dialogue, rare and valuable in breaking stories," says Brady Dennis of The Washington Post. Being a good journalist can come quite naturally to some people, but ther...
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, lifestyle-wise. Columbus, Ohio is a college town...