Health insurance for international students would make N.S. more inviting for settlement

Posted on January 30, 2013

This year, there are more than 6,000 international students studying at Nova Scotia’s post-secondary education institutions. The Chronicle Herald’s Jan. 26 story “No back burner for this cultural melting pot” highlighted these students’ incalculably valuable cultural contribution. Much attention has also been given to the fact that these students infuse our economy to the tune of $231 million per year and generate $3 in government revenue for every public dollar spent to support them. More»

Chronicle Herald Editorial: Health insurance for international students would make N.S. more inviting for settlement

Posted on January 30, 2013

This year, there are more than 6,000 international students studying at Nova Scotia’s post-secondary education institutions. The Chronicle Herald’s Jan. 26 story “No back burner for this cultural melting pot” highlighted these students’ incalculably valuable cultural contribution. Much attention has also been given to the fact that these students infuse our economy to the tune of $231 million per year and generate $3 in government revenue for every public dollar spent to support them. More»

CBC Mainstreet Cape Breton: An Interview with Nicole MacDougall & Michelle Lahey on Mend the Gap

Posted on January 29, 2013

If you happened to be at CBU you may have seen a few sky blue posters being held by professors, students and people who just stopped in for a cup of coffee.The posters had large numbers across the top “2/11”
To find out more we reached Nicole MacDougall, she runs the Women’s Center and Michelle Lahey who is the CBU Student President.

UNews: Mend the Gap program provides mentorship to encourage women to run for student council

Posted on January 23, 2013

When Students Nova Scotia held its student leader conference in May there was only one female president at a table with five men. Jonathan Williams, the organization’s executive director, was concerned about the lack of female representation.“Student unions are the only democratically legitimate organizations representing young Canadians,” he says. “It becomes particularly problematic that the people that are running those organizations are overwhelmingly men.”

The Need For Action on Credit Transfers in Nova Scotia: An Interview on Cape Breton CBC Mainstreet

Posted on January 23, 2013

You start first year university at (just say) Dalhousie and then decide for your second year that you really would like to go to St. FX, so you transfer over only to find out too late they won’t accept your English or French credit. This has been both confusing and the way things have worked for the last thirty-five years and students have had enough.