Proponents of on-campus student housing have new evidence to demonstrate the benefits of living on campus in a student’s first year. That’s because a recent pilot project by five Canadian universities has shown that living in residence has a clear positive impact for students’ first-year-GPA, retention to second year, and persistence to graduation.
“Trust me. I know what kids care about these days.”
Melissa felt her stomach drop. As a marketing professional working at a higher ed institution, she dreaded hearing these words from her colleague.
We know that many students today are uncertain about what career prospects await them after graduation, yet how many of us tend to think of career preparation as a mental health issue?
Canadian PSE has seen a surge in interest toward work-integrated learning in recent years, with employers, governments, and institutional stakeholders touting the many benefits that this real-world, hands-on learning can provide. Some have even called for WIL to become a universal and mandatory part of all PSE.
We look forward to sharing many incredible stories with you in 2017, but for now, we’d like to take a look back at the year that was with our Second Annual Canadian Higher Education Year in Review.
When it comes to students’ feelings of safety, not all campus spaces are experienced the same way by everyone. Some students consistently express greater feelings of safety in some places than in others, and institutions will need to know the difference if they want to help students feel safe no matter where they go on campus.
Every year, institutions are finding clever new ways to make these platforms fun, informative, and interactive for people both inside and beyond their academic community. And their applicants, current students, and alumni are noticing their efforts.
For many higher ed professionals, this is the time of year when the reality of student rejection sets in, and conversations begin to centre on what can be done to turn things around in the next enrolment cycle.
We’ve heard the debates about if and to what extent postsecondary institutions should train students to enter specific careers. Many argue that the traditional role of postsecondary institutions—especially universities—is to equip students with the reflective and critical thinking skills they will need for a lifetime of learning.
Every postsecondary student has the right to feel safe on campus, and many do. Whether they actually are safe, though, is a question that has provoked a growing discussion across Canada.
The era of Post Secondary Education internationalization is at its apex and is not slowing down, complete with oversized down parkas bursting out of luggage and laptop bags dangling off of shoulders.
A growing number of Canada’s postsecondary institutions have begun implementing indigenization initiatives to better support Indigenous learners, communities, and other stakeholders while promoting diversity and inclusivity.