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Headlines for September 6, 2022


CTV News
Should Canada forgive student loans?

Numbers from 2019 showed that nearly two million Canadian students owed the federal government a total of $20.5 billion, with the average loan balance exceeding $13,000 at the time of leaving school — although these numbers don’t include debt to other sources, such as private student loans.

Global News
Demand still outstrips B.C. student housing supply amid move-in weekend

Thousands of post-secondary students in B.C. are moving into their new homes on campus this weekend.

Ottawa Citizen
Excitement builds for in-person frosh weeks, student leaders say safety top of mind

Student leaders say excitement is high as Ontario universities prepare to host the first frosh weeks, largely in-person and absent of public health restrictions, since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

Global News
Another year of COVID: Canadian students return to classrooms with masking questions

Thousands of Canadian children return to the classroom this week for their fourth pandemic school year, eager for a semblance of normalcy after years of upheaval that many families fear is not over yet.

CBC News
First-year students anxious about ‘big jump’ into university after online school

Students worry lack of exams, leniency from teachers has left them under-prepared.

CTV News
U of G welcomes record number of students moving in, retrofits rooms to accommodate more students

A record number of University of Guelph students will be moving into their new homes on campus over the weekend.

Global News
Western University to keep close eye on safety-inspired ‘OWeek’ changes

The changes to ‘OWeek’ are one of several actions undertaken in the wake of numerous sexual assault allegations stemming from incidents reported to have taken place during 2021’s OWeek.

CTV News
Algoma University gets proactive when it comes to student mental health

Algoma University is rolling out a first of its kind program offering a proactive approach to student mental wellness in partnership with tech firm Talwind.

CTV News
How are Canadian universities responding to monkeypox?

While monkeypox is less contagious than COVID-19, Kerry Bowman, a bioethicist at the University of Toronto, says it’s a school’s job to be prepared.

CTV News
Ontario post-secondary nursing programs see large increase in applications

Despite the very public struggles Ontario’s health-care system has gone through in the last two-and-a-half years, it seems more people than ever are eager to join the field.

Globe and Mail
University students contemplate third jobs, relying on food banks amid high inflation

Postsecondary students are being hit hard financially as they prepare to go back to school, as experts say inflation is being driven by expenses that younger people are especially vulnerable to: rent, groceries and eating out.

The Record
U of T students demand action on anti-Asian racism this year after ‘hell money’ incident

In February, joss paper, or “hell money,” meant to be burnt in offering to deities and deceased ancestors in the afterlife, was given to students at the university’s Graduate House residence for Lunar New Year.

CBC News
Cape Breton University and its faculty at odds over mask use

‘We will continue to monitor the situation carefully,’ says university spokesperson Lenore Parsley.

CBC News
N.S. pilot program aims to clarify immigration process for international students

The program will provide detailed information on immigration options and personalized coaching to 500 recent grads.

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