Student Stress

How To Prepare Your Body For Exam Season

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.14.2014 | Canada Living

As high school, college and university students get into the thick of exam season, stress can build up before they even have a chance to realize it. A...

Grad School's Not the Problem, You Are

Nicholas Barber | Posted 07.09.2013 | Canada Living
Nicholas Barber

Several times per semester an article gets forwarded around amongst the students in my PhD program with a message that is some variation of the following: Doctoral studies are pointless. Needless to say, these are depressing, discouraging reads for those of us already pursuing advanced degrees. I enjoy being a PhD student.

Want to Quell Student Stress? Don't Take Wente's Advice

Nicholas Barber | Posted 02.16.2013 | Canada Living
Nicholas Barber

Margaret Wente argued that Canadian universities were guilty of "infantilizing," rather than "challenging" students. Ken Coates said universities should function as a "proving ground." But universities were never meant to function as a sorting mechanism for the job market. We should devote the effort and resources necessary to change university education to better serve all students. University shouldn't be more demanding, it should be more engaging.