Ontario college students discuss impact of faculty strike

After the five-week long strike came to an end, The Charlatan spoke to two college students about the impact it had on them. Cierra Vandermeer, a third-year behavioural psychology student at St. Lawrence College in Kingston, Ont., said she was greatly affected by the strike. “I just [wanted] it to end it as soon as possible,” she said. Vandermeer said she did her best to keep up with the workload, assuming the strike would eventually come to an end. “It [was] hard to do assignments when we [didn’t] have a teacher to guide [us]—we [couldn’t] ask questions . . . we [couldn’t] proceed with our work,” she said. She said the uncertainty of when they would return to classes caused her […]

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Groups partner to help crown wards achieve post-secondary education

A Crown Ward Education Championship Team has been created to help give crown wards a better shot at a post-secondary education. Crown wards are children who are in the care of the Children’s Aid Society, who traditionally do not have the same educational outcomes as their peers. The team consists of: St. Lawrence College; Loyalist College; Family and Children’s Services of Frontenac; Lennox and Addington; Highland Shores Children’s Aid; Queen’s University; and the University of Ottawa (U of O). These institutions signed an agreement Jan. 10 to support crown wards as they prepare for university. “Post-secondary education can be a crucial stepping stone to get out of less than ideal circumstances,” U of O’s director of student academic success services […]

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