Gayle McFadden isn’t a student anymore, yet spends three of five work days on Ontario campuses. She’s the national representative at the Canadian Federation of Students Ontario (CFS-O). She’s talking to students to figure out who’s left out of the Ontario Student Grant, which rolled out in the fall. When the grant was announced, the government said students from families […]
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For mature students — students aged 21 and older — beginning post-secondary education can be intimidating.
By Kristy Milland (Special to The Ryersonian) “Excuse me, may I ask you a few questions?” As I walk down the hallway in Ted Rogers I hear this query, but it is not directed towards me. The two girls with a camera and microphone have asked the person in front of me, but as I walk by, they are silent. […]
Dropping out of university may be the best thing you ever do. More students are enrolling in university than ever before. Often these students come straight from high school. Students are pressured by their parents and teachers to “get thee to a university.” In 1992, 57 per cent of university students were between ages 17 and 24; by 2007, 17 […]