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It can be challenging for post-secondary education (PSE) institutions and the municipalities they operate in to connect with one another. Complex historical, socio-political, and geographic divisions can be difficult to overcome.
The construction of housing geared to students has ramped up since 2011, especially in the City of Waterloo. This construction was encouraged by the strong growth in enrolment at the city’s two universities between 2001 and 2010. However, construction of housing geared to students now outpaces the increase in enrolment, which has slowed. This report will delve into the supply of and the demand for off-campus student housing and look at whether the market is oversupplied.
Brock University and the Town of Lincoln formalized an agreement that could help the municipality and the school identify joint projects that enrich Brock’s educational opportunities while advancing the town’s economic, social and community development.
McMaster working with a developer to build a new residence adjacent to campus on land occupied by single-family homes. This will be McMaster’s first off-campus, university owned-managed residence.
The campaign for the new building is being led by the Murray-Calloway County Economic Development Corporation, a member of the Town & Gown partnership program, along with the Murray-Calloway County Industrial Authority.
Faced with too many inebriated students climbing to the rooftops to party during Homecoming and other celebrations, city hall is set to pass a bylaw making the practice illegal.
The City of Hamilton will pay co-op college students to patrol perceived messy student neighbourhoods around McMaster University.
Wilfrid Laurier University and the City of Waterloo are partnering to launch CityStudio, an innovation hub where students, city staff and community stakeholders co-create solutions that support the city’s strategic priorities.
Canada is poised to teach the world a thing or two about partnerships. While other countries are finding the effort frustrating and, for the most part, are failing to yield the fruit of their collaboration attempts, Canada already has a proven recipe for success.
Three crucial steps to make a more porous boundary between universities and their surrounding communities.
A collection of stories showcasing the transformative impact of research on Canadians and their communities
The University of Toronto Mississauga has created a new mobile game called Guardians of UTM that will introduce incoming students to the campus and university life.
“The intrinsic value of developing a broad world view through international education is self-evident,” writes Western University President Amit Chakma. The author highlights a number of strides the federal government has made to boost the role of international education in Canada, which include rebranding the country as an education destination, improving the Express Entry program, and renewing the country's commitment to study abroad. Chakma also takes time to remind readers that in addition to the country's ambitious targets, “what’s more important to consider is the philosophy behind the idea, along with the merits of pursuing such a policy more aggressively to better support the development of our future global citizens.” Chakma concludes with a discussion of the barriers currently faced by students looking to pursue study abroad and how institutions and governments might better address them.
The Abernathy Award is given out each year to the city and university that best exemplify the mission of the ITGA: “strengthening town/gown ...
The City of Niagara Falls is partnering with Ryerson University in an effort to bring postsecondary education to the city’s downtown. Ryerson has filed a proposal for a Niagara Falls/Ryerson Innovation Zone, according to Acting Manager of Public Affairs Johanna VanderMaas, which “will be an ‘incubation to acceleration’ hub for digital technologies linking Niagara region’s (small and medium-sized enterprises), startups and incubation services to the broader ecosystem of southern Ontario.” VanderMaas adds that “it is not a new satellite campus.” Introducing postsecondary education to the downtown has reportedly been a priority for Major Jim Diodati since his election in 2010, and the Niagara Falls Review reports that the city “will need to provide more information for the application to move forward.”
New field of dreams to increase recreational opportunities for Peterborough community. The Trent Sports Fields project is a cooperative project between the City of Peterborough and Trent University, with support from the Peterborough Baseball Association (PBA) and the Peterborough Recreational Baseball Association (PRBA).
Scholastic expansion doesn't necessarily extend to student residences, which creates a need in the rental market -- and thus an opportunity for investors.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Canada’s diminished dollar and the possible presidency of a pumped-up Trump have the potential to prompt U.S. business students to look north, especially those with dual citizenship.
Ross Finnie is collecting information on the job market and human capital. For students especially, it will be a gold mine.
Any time a student moves from high school into postsecondary education, or from postsecondary into the workforce, stakeholders on either side of the transition seem to say to the other side, “You got this, right?”
A model of reciprocity between the school and surrounding community is at the core of CEBRIC: the Centre for Education, Behavioural Research and Intervention in the Community. The centre officially launched in 2013, after five professors spent six years developing it as a way of maximizing the expertise of St. Lawrence College in applied behavioural analysis (ABA).
Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ont., has authorized swift measures to purge the Irish-tinted celebration from its campus.
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