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Mix It Up

When students combine skills training and language instruction, they graduate with experience and a practical knowledge of the language used in their future field. Successful graduates can go on to college or university courses and are considered job ready. Combined-skills programs provide language training with courses in professional development, trades and tourism, and wilderness leadership or ... > [more] Canadian Article Search

Myths of Mental Illness

Statistics show that one in every six Canadians will have a mental health problem at some point in their lives. One in five families will see a case of severe mental illness in each generation and one in five families will have a diagnosable, treatable mental illness within the family in any given year. Just as we all have colds, sore threats and upset stomachs, we all can also suffer from emot... > [more] Canadian Article Search

Naturally Canadian

Exploring Canada could literally be your future career. Opportunities abound hidden among its mountains, buried deep within the ground, swimming within its waters and discovering other uncharted areas. Campus Starter uncovered some of the earth science employment opportunities that exist across our fair country. No matter which province you're headed to, it seems there's an adventure just waiting.... > [more] Canadian Article Search

New Science: Bioinformatics

Biology without a test tube? That's a premise of one of the hottest emerging sciences-bioinformatics. It's so new in fact, that you won't find its definition listed in your Webster's. So what exactly is bioinformatics? "Actually, bioinformaticists still debate on what a good definition is!" says Dr. Fiona Brinkman, Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, S... > [more] Canadian Article Search

Not Quite What I Expected

A co-op placement has been arranged for you in a field that you are considering as a possible career. You've agreed to work in a specific position for a scheduled amount of time and are thrilled about the whole upcoming experience. It's now the end of your first week in your co-op placement and you've come to realize that this is not as thrilling as you thought it would be. You look at the sch... > [more] Canadian Article Search

Not Your Typical Spring Break...

Sure, hundreds of students might clamour to the beaches, but wouldn't you rather do that in another country? Try taking advantage of the time during spring break and the summer to pursue your studies overseas. This enriching, exciting experience allows you to complete an educational program in another country of your choice. Building your future and a vacation—sounds good, right? So, now what?... > [more] Canadian Article Search

Part Time Jobs

Before you look for a part-time job, you need to prepare yourself, so that you're aiming for the job you want. Part-time jobs are easier to find if you know what you'll like and what you'll stick with. So ask yourself the following questions before you begin your search. What hours do I want to work? If you work full-time, you'll make a lot of money, but you won't have much time to spend with ... > [more] Canadian Article Search

Picture This….

Boomer Jerritt didn't have a favourite subject in high school, but fast forward a few years into the future, and he's teaching college classes! "Teaching was a natural progression in what I was doing. Teaching is one aspect of the people skills I've developed being a photographer. And it was just the natural flow of things to start to teach." Boomer graduated from his photography classes at the We... > [more] Canadian Article Search

Play by Play

Sports journalism is a fast-paced world, filled with celebrity scandals (think Kobe Bryant), and hard-fought victories like this year's World Series. It's an industry where the stories are found on and off the field, and the winners aren't decided until the buzzer sounds. At first, it seems like sports journalism was created for fans that want to turn their passion for the game into a career. ... > [more] Canadian Article Search

Pop Quiz - Is Residence For You?

Living in residence can be a great experience for some students, one that creates wonderful life-long memories. For others, residence life can be a nightmare! Community living can be challenging, since you have to be willing to compromise and adjust your lifestyle to your new living situation. Take this quiz to see how suited you are for life in the dorms. 1. When packing to go to scho... > [more] Canadian Article Search

Preparing Your Budget

Wondering why you’re always broke? Learning how to budget can show you where your cash is going, and help you get the most out of your hard-earned money! BROKE OR BUDGET Don't be intimidated by the "B" word. It's simply an organized way of managing your money. It can be as simple or as complicated as you want. It gives you an overall picture of where your money is coming from, when it... > [more] Canadian Article Search

Projecting the Right Image

Projecting the right image is very important when it comes to the interview process. Depending upon the type of position you are interviewing for what you wear to an interview can be as important as what you say. Clothes may not make the man or woman, but they do say a lot about who you are and how well you will fit into the company. It is really important to take into consideration the type o... > [more] Canadian Article Search

Prom—Going for Broke?!

Ahhh, prom night; the fantasy night for many a high school boy and girl. Thoughts of new dresses/suits, a limo ride, and flowers swim throughout the hallways in the weeks leading up to the prom. Finally, that guy/girl you have been eyeing up has asked you to be their date! Now…how the heck are you going to pay for everything on your meager salary flipping greasy burgers on the weekend? Relax, ther... > [more] Canadian Article Search

Psych Out Your Teacher!

Your English paper lands on your desk with a big “C” in red at the top. Whatthe?!?!? You worked so hard, but you just didn’t make the grade. You read the teacher’s comments and you still don’t get what went wrong. Your other assignments are now looming like a big ugly rainstorm. You’re hosed. Or are you? Sometimes you need to do more than work hard to get good grades — you have ... > [more] Canadian Article Search

Real Life — Engineering

Thermodynamics and distillation were foreign to New Brunswick native Jackie Frits, but she didn’t let that stop her. Following in her sister’s footsteps, she survived the all-nighters and group sessions to finish a chemical engineering degree with a specialization in nuclear energy. It wasn’t easy and the work was hard. It has paid off, as the 23-year-old chemical engineer is now proudly working f... > [more] Canadian Article Search

Registration

When I applied and later registered for university, I felt like I needed to take a course just to figure out how to fill in all the paperwork! I mean, what the heck is a TOEFL – and do I have one? Now I have a rather unique opportunity to help take the stress out of signing up for school for you, gentle readers. TOEFL If your first language is one other than English, you ... > [more] Canadian Article Search

Reneged!

You've put on your best business dress, passed the mirror check and arrived at the office for your co-op placement. There's just one catch - your offer's been reneged! Can they do that? You bet they can. Unfortunately, you're not an employee and the company is not required to give you or the school any notice. While most companies will try to notify the school before anything so drastic occurs... > [more] Canadian Article Search

Rock For Peace

The media says violence in schools is common place, but Calgary youth volunteers are using the music industry to stop fights. They’re using the cash from a self-created CD to fund student-run peace programs in their high schools. The Calgary Youth Foundation is a group of ten young volunteer philanthropists, aged 13 to 17, who are making a difference in their city. This year, the energetic grou... > [more] Canadian Article Search

Scoring Scholarships and Financial Aid for Student Snowbirds

Post-secondary education in Canada is extremely affordable compared to that of our American neighbours. If you are hoping to attend a university or college in the US, you will have to rely heavily on loans and scholarships to pay your tuition and living expenses. Do not expect to be able to finance your study by working while studying in the United States. You may be surprised to find out that you... > [more] Canadian Article Search

Secret-Agent Man

Located on the shores of Lake Ontario in the town of Whitby, are the remnants of the first spy camp in North America. Camp-X, the Canadian training camp, where British, Canadian, and American secret agents were trained boasts many famous graduates and it was there during his training that author Ian Fleming developed the character of James Bond. Sir William Stephenson, a Canadian millionaire, p... > [more] Canadian Article Search

Seeking Guidance

They're approachable, supportive and caring. Whether you need assistance sorting out your timetable, registering for classes, planning for post-secondary studies or working through personal issues, guidance counsellors are available to help you. Guidance counsellors provide you with support and counselling services to help you succeed. In addition to assisting with academic planning and career ... > [more] Canadian Article Search

Shake It Up - The Changing Careers in Studying Earthquakes

On December 26, 2003 at 5:26 a.m., the population of Bam, Iran awoke to a magnitude 6.6 earthquake, which rippled through the ancient city leaving an estimated 30,000 people dead and destroying thousands of years of architectural and cultural history, including a 2,000 year-old citadel built primarily of mud brick. Unfortunately Bam doesn't hold the record for quake casualties. In 1557 in cen... > [more] Canadian Article Search

Should you Take a Year Out and Travel Overseas?

Should you take a year off from school and travel before college/university? For some people it's the greatest experience, and for others? Meh, not so much. Is a year out something you should do? Take out handy quiz and find out!1. It's Friday night, and you've got a project due in Monday morning. How are you feeling?A) Prepared. I finished it the day it was assigned.B) Ok... > [more] Canadian Article Search

Sifting Through History

You are a first year university student leafing through the arts course calendar. Nothing is grabbing your attention. Should you be a journalist or a psychologist? An economist or a sociologist? Then something catches your eye. Archaeologist, hmmm? Sounds interesting. Sounds exciting. Sounds cool… at least compared to everything else. Archaeologists hold a special place amongst their arts and ... > [more] Canadian Article Search

SIN #: What is it and how do I get it?

Want to get a job and earn tons of money? If you don't have a Social Insurance Number (SIN) you can't legally work in Canada which means no employer can hire you. Don't despair though, getting your SIN card is a relatively painless process that only takes about three weeks from start to finish. Human Resources Department Canada (HRDC) is the government agency that administers your SIN card and ... > [more] Canadian Article Search
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