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Why Student Housing May Be The Next Big Investment Opportunity

May 3, 2016

Scholastic expansion doesn't necessarily extend to student residences, which creates a need in the rental market -- and thus an opportunity for investors.

Committee approves pair of 26-storey, car-free towers in ByWard Market

April 28, 2016

Textbook Student Suites wants to build two, 26-storey towers at 256 Rideau St. and 211 Besserer St., to be joined by a three-storey podium, to create 275 units intended for students. There would also be a 529-square metre retail space on the ground floor.

uOttawa to seek ways to 'shift' fossil fuel investments

April 27, 2016

The University of Ottawa Board of Governors has voted to try to “shift” the school’s investments in fossil fuel industries, but stopped short of full divestment as many campus activists had pushed it to do.

Ottawa Citizen

Did Nova Scotia miss the mark on Post Secondary spending?

April 19, 2016

Postsecondary students in Nova Scotia are criticizing the provincial government for “missing the mark” on higher ed in its 2016-17 budget. With a reported surplus of $17 M, the budget is the first to be balanced since 2013.

Support service program launched at University of Lethbridge

April 6, 2016

An online peer support service aimed at helping students through the stresses of their lives is launching at the University of Lethbridge in what organizers are calling a Canadian first.

University of Lethbridge