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Inside the United Way

Building caring communities and responding to human needs is what the United Way does best. There are 126 United Ways-Centraides across Canada. They are run by small groups of paid employees who have the help of thousands of volunteers. The United Way raises funds in a variety of communities and provides direct financial support to agencies within the community. Sheri Benson, Director of Com... > [more] Canadian Article Search

Is it a Rite of Spring Break?

If you've looked at the calendar recently you'll notice that March Break is just around the corner. To celebrate this much-needed mini holiday we thought we'd uncover how it all got started. Through our best efforts we found a few urban myths that however unlikely, are still fun to read. Myth One: One of the earliest accounts of March Break comes from the famous Greek philosopher Socrat... > [more] Canadian Article Search

Is it Better to Move Away to School or to Stay in My Hometown?

Many students fall in love with going to an out-of-town school. Move to a new place, meet new people and gain independence — it sounds great. All too soon these students learn one of life’s great lessons: making daily, life-changing choices can be very stressful. Those students who best handle the anxiety that comes with independence use a proven strategy to arrive at good personal decisions. ... > [more] Canadian Article Search

Is it in your DNA?

Brrrinng! Your alarm clock goes off and you awake (neurology) from the strange dream (psychology) you were having. You listen to the weather forecast (meteorology) on the radio before you swing your legs off the bed, stretch your muscles and rub your eyes (biology). Within minutes, you jump in the shower and spread an ample amount of shampoo (chemistry) on your palm. When you get out of the sho... > [more] Canadian Article Search

Is it Spring yet?

Let's face it, the winter blahs can really give you a case of cabin fever. It's fine when spring break is right around the corner but what happens when you join the rest of the nine-to-fivers in the working world? As Campus Starter found out in the Spring 2004 issue there are many occupations not bound by the typical office walls. The current Earth, Ocean and Environmental Sciences issue of Cam... > [more] Canadian Article Search

It really pays off!

Looking for the fast track into medical school or a way to make more money? Think about giving away your time! Volunteering is a great way to help you figure out what you want to do, gain experience, and boost your chances of getting a bigger pay cheque. A recent study in the Canadian Journal of Economics found that on average, volunteers earn about seven per cent higher incomes than non-voluntee... > [more] Canadian Article Search

Just Another Day at Work with Flipper and Willy

If you've spent your whole life wanting to swim with dolphins and train whales, you better keep your options open. Just as very few people see the dream of becoming a rock star realized, only a few more actually find employment training whales or other marine mammals. In fact, if every person who wanted to train dolphins actually got a job doing it then almost all of the mammals would have their o... > [more] Canadian Article Search

Just for the Record

Did you know that a museum is considered any institution that collects, preserves and displays objects with the intention of educating? This includes zoos, libraries, archives and museums. While many of us have visited museums, few of us actually know about what goes on behind the scenes. So Campus Starter went straight to the source! We spoke to Terrence Quinlan, Professor of Conservation for the... > [more] Canadian Article Search

Landing a Cool Summer Job

Are you looking for a way to fund your postsecondary education? Gain useful skills and work experience? Or maybe, you just want some extra spending cash? Whatever your reasons, finding a summer job can be a daunting task, especially for those who have never flipped a burger or made correct change for a twenty dollar bill. Well, you can relax, because Campus Starter can point you in the right di... > [more] Canadian Article Search

Laughing at Liberal Arts? Then the Joke's on You!

Liberal arts students have been the butt of jokes for years…yet liberal arts graduates continue to have great careers and be successful in a number of industries. So if you want a fast-paced career, rather than a fast-food one, you might think about studying a liberal art! So, this one joke I heard involves a biologist, a doctor and a liberal arts grad…. If you type 'l... > [more] Canadian Article Search

Learning How to Learn

During my student years, I was always frustrated trying to meet deadlines, get good marks and “have a life” at the same time. I thought a study skills workshop might help, but the workshop times always seemed to conflict with class times or other commitments. Finally, when I became a graduate student in psychology, I received training in teaching study skills. This training drastically change... > [more] Canadian Article Search

Learning Styles

Whether it is wrapping your mind around fractions or trying to find the adverb in the sentence, there is always something in learning that confounds us. After the grueling task of trying and failing to grasp the concept, one ends up saying, "I'm not a math person" or "I hate grammar!”. What if it is not about you but the approach in which it is taught? If there are a number of different p... > [more] Canadian Article Search

Learning to Live on Your Own

During my year studying in Grenoble, France, I made a lot of great new friends, breathed clean mountain air through my open window every morning and developed my French at breakneck speed. I had my battles with homesickness and culture shock, but in the end it was one of the best times of my life. Why decide to study abroad? There are many good reasons to study abroad, but what is it th... > [more] Canadian Article Search

Letter to My Little Sister: the University Frosh

Dear Amanda, Is my baby sister really leaving home for university? Are you really almost nineteen? Where did the time go? Well, I guess now's the time for me to try and offer some advice. I only started university once so I can't claim to be an expert, but there are a few things I would do differently if I had it to do over, and a few things I would do again. (I'm not talking about study... > [more] Canadian Article Search

Liberal Arts: Train your brain!

Liberal Arts: Train your brain! Philosophy, literature, history, art, sociology or music - are you interested in studying one of these subjects, but you don't dare to admit to your parents and friends that an undergraduate liberal arts degree is what you really want to achieve after finishing high school? Are the myths and prejudices surrounding liberal arts deterring you from going in ... > [more] Canadian Article Search

Life as a Senior

Ah, that last year of high school. You're on the home stretch. Taking it easy and partying it up during your senior year may seem like a nice break, but it can actually do more harm than good. Sure, you've worked hard over the years, taking tests, completing projects and preparing for admission into the university or college of your choice. You probably deserve a little r and r, but you can't jus... > [more] Canadian Article Search

Life Inside the Staffroom: A Career in Education

Ask anybody you know and they can probably name at least one favourite teacher they had while going to school. These role models often make a lifelong impression on their students and sometimes even on their students' education. It's not uncommon for people who have been inspired by one special instructor to decide at an early age that they too, want to become a teacher. There are approximatel... > [more] Canadian Article Search

Look Where A Trade Can Take You

As cliché as it may sound, the working world is truly filled with opportunity. Whether it's working on the ground, under the ground, in the sky or underwater, a career in the trades can take you practically anywhere. "There is no doubt, trades are booming," said Murray Sharfenberg, who promotes skilled trades to Alberta high school students. "One of the issues which was identified in the mid 9... > [more] Canadian Article Search

Looking for a Way to Expand Your Horizons?

I wouldn't be in the position I am now without the diversified experience I gained through exchange programs during my schooling. The editor who first hired me as his "rookie freelance writer" in Prince George, BC said I had 'gumption.' He told me he was impressed the day I walked confidently into his office and said, "Hello sir, I am a graduate of a four year English Literature program, and I'm i... > [more] Canadian Article Search

Majoring in 'the Simple Life'

It may sound hard to believe, but not everyone with an agriculture-related degree ends up on a farm. In fact, according to Ernie Barber, the Dean of the College of Agriculture at the University of Saskatchewan, for every job on the farm, there are probably nine others off the farm- marketing, finance, record keeping, negotiating contracts, leasing equipment and equipment maintenance or sales, just... > [more] Canadian Article Search

Make Sure You Visit

How do you find the best places to visit in Canada? Ask a local. So we asked Canadians to tell you about their must-see places in Canada for students to visit during their educational stay. Nova Scotia Peggy's Cove is probably one of the most photographed places in Canada. People come to enjoy the view of the lighthouse built on the huge smooth wave-washed granite. "When the weather's goo... > [more] Canadian Article Search

Making Sense of Madness

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP? That question was fun and easy to answer when you were five. But now that it's time to actually plan your future, everything seems a lot more complicated. Teachers, counsellors, parents and even your friends pressure you to make a decision, and there are so many things to think about. What's the best school for you? What program do you want to take? ... > [more] Canadian Article Search

Marc and Craig Kielburger Take Action!

Most Canadians have at sometime or another heard of Craig Kielburger, the adolescent who was so moved by an article on child slavery that he started the Free The Children organization when he was just in grade school. Recently nominated for a Nobel Peace prize, he has co-authored a book with his brother Marc- that's right, there's two activists in this family! Below, Craig talks about the book and... > [more] Canadian Article Search

Massage Therapy Career Choices: Not just for the Ladies

Massage therapy is a many-faceted practice. While some people get massages simply to relax, others are treated for physical trauma, sports injuries, chronic pain and immobility, depression, and many other conditions. Still others use massage as part of a spiritual journey. What all massage therapy treatments have in common is that they're designed to help people. For someone who's compassionate... > [more] Canadian Article Search

Minding the Gap

You're at the dinner table when your parental factor asks what you'll be doing after high school. With a flick of the wrist you cram a forkful of chicken into your mouth in hopes of buying some time to form your response. While not totally shocked, you are however, instantly confronted with how best to explain the gap year. Should you start off with references to the Royal Family and how Prince... > [more] Canadian Article Search
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