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Commissioner Justice Marie-Josée Hogue makes her way to the stage to deliver remarks on the interim report of the Public Inquiry into Foreign Interference in Federal Electoral Processes and Democratic Institutions on May 3, 2024. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

New commission sheds light on how diaspora communities are impacted by foreign interference

The perspectives of people from diaspora communities on how to stop foreign interference must be part of Canada’s electoral landscape so that Canadian democracy remains resilient.
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Minister Marc Miller recently expressed alarm over asylum claims by international students at private colleges. (Shutterstock)

Setting the record straight on refugee claims by international students

Recent comments about international students in Canada significantly abusing the asylum system are misleading and obscure the context needed to understand a complex issue.
Of the 7.7 million job openings forecast from 2022 to 2031, more than two-thirds are expected to require post-secondary education. (Shutterstock)

How ‘social financing’ could help fund higher education for under-represented students

Canada’s international student cap threatens inclusion in higher education, but social financing — a way for private capital to address social issues — can address this issue.
A growing gap exists between government and university policies or strategic priorities affirming the value of intercultural learning and the experiences of international students. People seen at the Winnipeg airport, June 6, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

5 ways to better build community with international students in Canada

Canada’s cap on international students should prompt universities and communities to identify better ways of engaging with international students on campuses and in broader community life.
Campuses have to balance a duty of care with treating their students as responsible adults. Harkness Tower on the campus of Yale University in New Haven, Conn., seen in 2016. (AP Photo/Beth J. Harpaz, File)

How universities relate with students changed in the past century, but a duty of care remains

Especially since the Second World War, an increasingly diverse university student body and advocacy for student rights have affected how universities understand a duty of care for students.
Blaming international students for Canada’s problems distracts attention away from finding genuine solutions. (Shutterstock)

International students are not to blame for Canada’s housing crisis

International students frequently face challenges finding suitable places to live. Instead of blaming them, the government should be helping them.
Researchers examined 15 Ontario municipalities with a major university campus, and found only one (Waterloo) had adopted plans designed to accommodate student housing near the campus. Student-oriented housing under construction in Waterloo, Ont., in 2016. (Evelyn Hofmann)

Student housing crisis: Municipal bylaws have created roadblocks for decades

Local governments have far too often been let off the hook for approaches that discreetly limit where students may live.

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