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BY SHARON ASCHAIEK | June 29 2022

The $2 million Health Canada initiative will help a handful of institutions better support students’ well-being.

Demand for mental health services has long outstripped supply at Canadian universities, and COVID-19 has only made matters worse. Research shows that since the pandemic began, disorders related to anxiety and depression have risen across the country, https://universityaffairs.ca/news/news-article/new-pilot-project-harnesses-peer-support-to-boost-mental-health-services/
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BY LESLEY EVANS OGDEN | July 28 2022

President says some recommendations are already being implemented, as this year’s orientation week approaches.

Following widespread allegations of sexual violence on campus in September 2021, Western University has issued a pair of reports it hopes offer a "roadmap for transformative change." Continue reading, produced internally by ...
https://universityaffairs.ca/news/news-article/western-university-reports-offer-steps-to-address-sexual-violence/
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BY MOIRA MACDONALD | September 20 2022

Flexibility in the delivery of mental health services will be key for this school year, the co-authors of a new report say.

Anxiety, academic difficulties related to online learning, concentration problems and pandemic fatigue have been named in a national report as leading reasons why students have been seeking help for their mental health and wellness on campus. Titled Campus Mental Health Across Canada: The Ong...
https://universityaffairs.ca/news/news-article/anxiety-problems-are-up-by-nearly-a-third-among-postsecondary-students-since-2018/
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BY MOIRA MACDONALD | September 20 2022

Il faudra offrir des services de santé mentale flexibles cette année, selon un nouveau rapport.

Anxiété, difficultés d’apprentissage attribuables aux cours en ligne, problèmes de concentration et lassitude à l’égard de la pandémie sont, selon un rapport national, les principales raisons qui ont amené les étudiant.e.s à recourir aux services de bien-être et de santé mentale de ...
https://www.affairesuniversitaires.ca/actualites/actualites-article/anxiete-chez-les-etudiant-e-s-une-hausse-se-chiffrant-a-29-depuis-2018/
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BY SHAUNA MCGINN | October 12 2022

The unique wellness initiative has become a popular spot for respite during the workday.

This past spring, a group dedicated to employee wellness at Queen’s University launched a community garden for staff, the first of its kind on campus. The two plots were planted with help from a volunteer group, Rideau 1000 Islands Master Gard...
https://universityaffairs.ca/news/news-article/a-community-garden-for-queens-employees-aims-to-foster-social-connection/
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BY SHARON ASCHAIEK | March 28 2023

The ban comes three years after China had agreed to recognize coursework completed online at foreign institutions during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Another pandemic-era mandate has fallen in China, which is now refusing to recognize postsecondary credentials that its students are earning abroad through online courses. On Jan. 28, the country’s Ministry of Education announced that Chinese students enrolled at postsecondary institutions outs...
https://universityaffairs.ca/news/news-article/canadian-universities-largely-unaffected-by-chinas-sudden-ban-on-international-credentials-obtained-online/
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BY SHARON ASCHAIEK | March 31 2023

Backed by $4 million in federal funding, OCAD University is helping to roll out Mindful Campus at four other postsecondary institutions this fall.

Learning online during the COVID-19 pandemic challenged all university students differently, but for those in art and design disciplines, Continue reading, without the typical t...
https://universityaffairs.ca/news/news-article/why-art-and-design-programs-are-investing-in-mindfulness-training-for-students/
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BY SHARON ASCHAIEK | April 12 2023

Forte d’une subvention fédérale de quatre millions de dollars, l’École d’art et de design de l’Ontario aide quatre autres établissements postsecondaires à lancer l’initiative Mindful Campus l’automne prochain.

Durant la pandémie de COVID-19, l’apprentissage en ligne a posé différents défis à la population étudiante. Or pour les étudiant.e.s en art et design, trouver l’inspiration sans outils ni rétroaction des pairs, le tout dans un climat de souffrance généralisée, s’est avéré particul...
https://www.affairesuniversitaires.ca/actualites/actualites-article/les-programmes-dart-et-de-design-investissent-dans-la-pleine-conscience-de-leurs-etudiant-e-s/
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BY HANNAH LIDDLE | April 17 2023

Cette année, la majorité des provinces bonifient le financement des programmes de soins de santé et l’aide financière aux études.

Si l’ensemble des neuf provinces ayant présenté leur budget ces dernières semaines regarde maintenant au-delà de la pandémie, la pénurie nationale de main-d’œuvre en soins de santé continue d’avoir une incidence sur l’allocation des fonds aux établissements postsecondaires. Pour ren...
https://www.affairesuniversitaires.ca/actualites/actualites-article/budgets-provinciaux-2023-les-faits-saillants-pour-le-secteur-universitaire/
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BY DIANE PETERS | May 16 2023

Les établissements postsecondaires poussés à s’adapter en raison de l’intelligence artificielle générative et des autres nouvelles technologies qui s’invitent dans les évaluations étudiantes.

La tricherie s’est transformée. Elle est en hausse depuis l’essor des activités d’apprentissage en contexte numérique qui comprennent à la fois la surveillance d’examens à distance et l’émergence de logiciels d’intelligence artificielle (IA) capables de https://www.affairesuniversitaires.ca/actualites/actualites-article/les-universites-revoient-leur-approche-relative-a-linconduite-universitaire/
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BY PIERRE BLAIS | August 14 2023

À sa première édition « régulière » depuis 2019, l’événement de 2023 a permis à une quarantaine de participant.e.s de mettre en pratique leurs compétences en gestion de l’action humanitaire.

De façon générale, le domaine de l’aide humanitaire a été marqué par un virage axé sur la professionnalisation au cours des dernières années. Les établissements d’enseignement supérieur ont ainsi élaboré des programmes d’études visant à améliorer le partage de connaissances en ...
https://www.affairesuniversitaires.ca/actualites/actualites-article/une-simulation-humanitaire-decoiffante/
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BY JADINE NGAN | October 17 2023

Si les universités canadiennes ont enregistré une croissance des revenus de placements à la sortie de la pandémie, la viabilité à long terme demeure une source de préoccupation.

On craignait que la pandémie de COVID-19 ne pose de graves difficultés financières aux universités canadiennes, mais selon un Continue reading de Statistique Canada, celles-ci ont plutôt enregistré un excéde...
https://www.affairesuniversitaires.ca/actualites/actualites-article/laccroissement-de-la-precarite-financiere/
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BY NICOLE DAINTY | January 11 2024

‘We’ve all put a lot of heart and soul into [the program] so it’s really nice to see it succeeding,’ says program chair.

Students graduating from Thompson Rivers University’s (TRU) Continue reading can now say that they meet Continue reading (...
https://universityaffairs.ca/news/news-article/trus-revamped-veterinary-technology-program-receives-national-accreditation/
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BY CATHERINE COUTURIER | January 25 2024

Scholars in Calgary, Odanak and Edmundston have recently spearheaded research projects on the revitalization of Indigenous languages. But where do universities fit in, and how should they be contributing?

Canadian academics have helped launch a number of initiatives to revitalize Indigenous languages in recent years. They’ve compiled dictionaries, created an online platform to teach the Wolastoqey language, begun studying and documenting Innu vocabulary used to describe the environment and set up a...
https://universityaffairs.ca/news/news-article/what-role-should-universities-play-in-revitalizing-indigenous-languages/
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BY TARA SIEBARTH | June 21 2017
CBC News Toronto Continue reading Formerly Hart House, the space will now be called Skennen'kó:wa Gamig, or House ...
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BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | March 23 2020
CBC Continue reading Canada has shut the border to all non-essential travellers, but there will be exceptions for some fo...
https://universityaffairs.ca/news/media-scan/headlines-for-march-23-2020/
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BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | June 22 2020
National Post Continue reading A senior official at the University of British Columbia has resigned after he like...
https://universityaffairs.ca/news/media-scan/headlines-for-june-22-2020/
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BY LAURA BEAULNE-STUEBING | November 25 2020
CBC Continue reading Volker Gerdts, a leading vaccine researcher at the University of Saskatchewan, says Canada should focus on manufacturing vaccines domes...
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