Town & Gown Association of Ontario


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Have a student housing concern? You have options!

September 26, 2019

In the last few weeks, student housing activists from the two Waterloo universities and beyond have rocked the boat with their calls for change in the housing and apartment market.

The Cord, Laurier

Academic outreach should be the new “front porch” of higher ed institutions: Ennis

September 17, 2019

Do intercollegiate athletics have to be the only “entryway that allows the public to connect with traditions, values and campus life?” Using the “front porch” metaphor, the author argues that academic outreach is an instructive way to create dialogue between institutions and communities. Ennis recommends that institutions “foreground and reward academic outreach” by making it a professional priority.

Inside Higher Education

Educating students about being better neighbours

September 12, 2019

With school back in session, some Thoroldites are fearful their peaceful neighbourhoods will erupt into noisy student parties. In efforts to prevent this, as well as unkempt student residences, a delegation of Brock University and city volunteers embarked on a proactive mission last Saturday—to meet students at the source of past problems—where they live.