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A lone cyclist rides past the University of Toronto campus during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on June 10, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

For university students, COVID-19 stress creates perfect conditions for mental health crises

University students had high rates of mental health issues before the pandemic. The additional stressors of COVID-19 and social isolation will make them even more vulnerable over the winter.
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In a world of digital bystanders the challenge is for all of us to design engaging online education

A learner’s digital education experience can be very different from the seamless user-friendly world of the social internet. Replicating the old classes online isn't good enough. A rethink is needed.
Universities and colleges cancelling in-person classes will need more than technology to have the capacity to offer flexible education. (Shutterstock)

Coronavirus pushes universities to switch to online classes — but are they ready?

Online learning can help universities quickly adapt to COVID-19, but policy makers must pay careful attention to student experiences and take a critical view of technology companies' claims.

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