AAU data reveals enrolment at Nova Scotia universities stagnating, becoming more international

October 21, 2014

For Immediate Release

Halifax, N.S. — Last week, the Association of Atlantic Universities released its preliminary enrolment numbers for 2014-2015, revealing that among full-time students, a decline in local student numbers was offset by a 5% increase in international student enrolment, leading to 0% growth overall. In response, StudentsNS reiterated their call for changes to Nova Scotia’s university system, including better supports for international students and more stable institutional funding. More

Vital Signs report confirms need for youth employment, retention and attraction strategy in Nova Scotia

October 7, 2014

For Immediate Release

Halifax, N.S. – The latest Vital Signs® report from the Nova Scotia Community Foundation paints a bleak picture of the circumstances of Nova Scotia’s youth. Youth in Nova Scotia face the highest unemployment rates and third lowest earnings in Canada, while accumulating the second highest student debt-loads. These factors have led to a fourfold increase in youth out-migration in the past five years. In light of these findings, StudentsNS repeated its call for the government to outline a clear and meaningful strategy for youth success and reinvest $35 million in cuts to support for youth retention. More