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5 Must-Attend Events For Students This Fall | Posted 10.13.2016 | Canada Living

The Ontario Universities Fair has passed, but that doesn't mean your student event calendar should be empty for the remaining autumn season. UniversityHub has uncovered the top five Ontario-based events that students should attend this fall.

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.

Gender-Inclusive Universities Are A Human Rights Issue

Corrie Scott | Posted 10.04.2016 | Canada Living
Corrie Scott

Gender inclusivity isn't about young people being too "sensitive," as a professor at the University of Toronto would have us believe. It is about people having access to facilities that many of us take for granted. And it is about dignity. It is about human rights.

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 | Posted 09.23.2016 | Canada Business

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.

I Was One Of The Many Students Facing Depression And Anxiety

David Easey | Posted 09.26.2016 | Canada Living
David Easey

The winter semester has just ended, and instead of feeling relaxed and elated, I feel tense, exhausted and utterly tortured. The last few months of university had proven to be extremely challenging for me. I could barely manage to stay afloat. The pressure felt overwhelming, and the cracks in my life were becoming fissures.

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.

Why Canadian Universities Struggle To Compete On The Global Stage

Murtaza Haider | Posted 09.16.2016 | Canada Business
Murtaza Haider

Success in higher education depends on attracting highly qualified professionals -- graduate students, researchers, and professors -- to universities. In a world dominated by brands, Canadian universities lag far behind their American and European counterparts to attract global talent to Canada.

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.

Creative Ways To Save For Your Child's Post-Secondary Education

Wade Stayzer | Posted 09.09.2016 | Canada Business
Wade Stayzer

First it starts with school supplies, new clothes and then all too soon, kids come home with college and university brochures. Visions of tuition fees, housing and books begin to surface, and soon your mind is dominated with the question -- how are we going to pay for this?

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.

We Need Unity In The Face Of Attacks On Education In Afghanistan

Lauryn Oates | Posted 08.26.2016 | Canada Impact
Lauryn Oates

Militaries come and go, regimes rise and fall. But the social change that comes from education is irreversible. Every teacher capable of inculcating curiosity in a young mind, every individual who persists in questioning, every student who learns new ideas and spreads them to others, is a menace to the Taliban's plans.

How To Make Your College Dorm Feel Like Home

Giftagram | Posted 08.18.2016 | Canada Living

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.

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.

How I Went From Snowy Slopes To The Corporate Ladder

Emily Brydon | Posted 06.21.2016 | Canada Business
Emily Brydon

One of the hard realities of retiring so young from such a competitive industry is that your personal identity is often so intertwined with your professional personality that it's hard to separate the two. I found myself asking "who am I, if not the skier?" It was like starting from scratch.

RCMP Investigate 3 Sex Assault Claims Against SFU Student

CP | Laura Kane, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.14.2016 | Canada British Columbia

The alleged incidents happened last semester.

Mind The Gap: Is Taking A Year Off After High School A Good Idea?

Lianne Castelino | Posted 09.02.2016 | Canada Parents
Lianne Castelino

With her intention to take a year off -- more formerly known as a "gap year" before starting at Harvard in 2017 -- now a matter of public record, President Obama's eldest daughter's decision comes with it the predictable flood of raised eyebrows, analysis and opinion.

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.

The Idea That Business Leads Innovation Is A Myth

Peter C. Ruben | Posted 04.13.2016 | Canada Politics
Peter C. Ruben

There's a disconnect between Canada's capacity to innovate and our capacity to commercialize those innovations -- or so the story goes. It's been repeated so often it's become a mantra in certain circlles. The solution is always the same: reject investments in purely academic research in favour of market-driven research. The thing is, that mantra is built on a myth.

People Love Viral Giving Campaigns (But They Don't Donate)

University of Toronto News | Posted 04.12.2016 | Canada Living
University of Toronto News

Not-for-profit organizations throughout North America that were awed by the viral success of the ALS Society's ice bucket fundraising challenge should think twice before using social media as a significant fundraising tool, says the University of Toronto's Nicola Lacetera.

Fewer Kids Walk Or Bike To School -- And That Hurts Everyone

University of Toronto News | Posted 04.11.2016 | Canada Living
University of Toronto News

More than twice as many kids are driven to school these days compared to 25 years ago, and that's having an impact on everyone. In a study released April 5 by Metrolinx, the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area's transportation planning agency, researchers found a decline among youth in the use of physically active modes of transportation to commute to school over a 25-year period. And this has huge implications for the future of Toronto.

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.

Diversity Drives Markham's Economic Success

Frank Scarpitti | Posted 03.29.2016 | Canada Business
Frank Scarpitti

As mayor, I am often asked what the key ingredients are that make Markham one of the most vibrant and successful municipalities in Canada. The answer is simple. Diversity is Markham's strength. Professionals, business executives, retail operators and skilled trades persons come to our city from all over the world.

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?