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The first few weeks of a new job are usually spent absorbing a lot of information. That’s been much more difficult for new hires during the pandemic. (Tima Miroshnichenko/Pexels)

How to help new hires as they start their jobs in COVID-19 isolation

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, thousands of young people are starting out in the workplace for the first time in isolation and with little to no onboarding assistance. That must change.
A man on a skateboard and a young woman pass large letters spelling out UBC at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, B.C., November 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

Drop tuition fees: University students face a precarious future amid COVID-19

Canada should invest robustly in students' post-secondary education. Data about effects of the pandemic and how students balance classes and work show why we urgently need this investment.
Finances, academic performance and a sense of belonging may all be factors in whether or students finish their post-secondary studies. (Shutterstock)

What universities can do to keep students from dropping out

Tailored strategies to address students' finances, academic success and socio-emotional connections with an institution or program can help keep students in school.

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