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In-depth interviews with former youth in care described barriers and challenges to attending post-secondary education once they received a tuition waiver. (Shutterstock)

Health of former youth in care could be bolstered by stronger tuition waiver programs

To understand how tuition waivers and associated supports can help former youth in care complete post-secondary education and positively affect their health, evidence-based practices are needed.
There are important strategies families can use to help promote mental health as kids head back to school and daily routines change. (Shutterstock)

Back to school: Time to revisit strategies for child and family mental health

Family routines can provide stability during times of stress. Here are four strategies for building resilience against stress and family challenges to put into place as children head back to school.
Many young adults with chronic health conditions transition to post-secondary school at or around the same time they are transitioning from pediatric to adult health care. (Shutterstock)

Starting post-secondary school with a complex health condition: 5 tips for students, plus 5 ways institutions can help

Managing a chronic health condition can make the transition to post-secondary education more complex.
A new EV schoolbus from an all-electric fleet parked beside charging stations at South El Monte High School in California, Aug. 18, 2021. Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images

Electric school buses are taking students back to school – bringing cleaner air and lower maintenance costs to school districts across the country

They look like conventional school buses, but electric versions are cleaner, quieter and cheaper to maintain. States, utilities and federal agencies are helping school districts make the switch.
Social spaces that bring together international and domestic students are an essential part of creating an open campus culture. (Shutterstock)

How universities can support international students beyond orientation week

Year-round academic and extracurricular opportunities that encourage cultural exchange between international students, their peers and the wider society are important.
Canada is preventing provinces and territories from using federal child-care dollars to transform schools into one-stop centres for young children. (Pexels/Yan Krukov)

Why doesn’t Canada let schools provide child care?

Canada has much to learn from other countries about better ways of providing learning and care for children.
If you feel like you are struggling with your mental health, re-connect with a trusted friend, family member or peer. (The Gender Spectrum Collection)

5 ways students can foster positive mental health at university

The transition to a new school year will be an important time for students to focus on strategies for fostering positive mental health and well-being, and recognizing signs that help may be needed.
Universities need to offer planned socializing for students who entered programs after 2020 and are less likely to know other people in their cohort. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nicole Osborne

Students returning to campus want the ‘university experience’ missed during COVID-19

Students in an international survey said they really missed chances to be together in person for campus-related activities, not only due to academic concerns.
One child constructed a city out of cardboard boxes from his recent move to Canada. He shared this with classmates, free from the language barrier that made in-person school a struggle. (Shutterstock)

How some children prospered in pandemic online learning

Researchers studying ways to foster children’s inclusion in society worked with teachers to adapt classroom practices, like dedicated dialogue circles, to online learning.

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