Tag: Students

Ontario university students, Alberta family among Iran plane crash victims

Early Wednesday morning, a passenger jet heading to Ukraine from Iran crashed minutes after taking off in the Iranian capital of Tehran, killing 176 people on board, including 63 Canadians and several people with connections to Canada, according to Ukrainian officials and friends of the victims. Ukrainian International Airlines has released a list of the…

5 of the Best Financial New Year’s Resolutions Students Can Make

New Year’s resolutions get a lot of flack, but only because most people don’t stick with them longer than a week or two. The start of the year is a perfect time to make changes, both from a symbolic and a practical perspective. If you’re a college student, chances are you made some questionable financial…

As students cast opening election votes, climate change is top of mind

When 20-year-old Halifax psychology student Samantha Pratt slipped her twice-sealed envelope into a ballot box on Canada’s east coast Saturday morning, she may well have been one of the first Canadians to do so in this month’s federal election. “I think it’s really important for our age group to make an impact,” Pratt said. This…

Victoria transit approves plan to provide free bus passes to students

VICTORIA—Students in British Columbia’s capital city can ride the bus for free next school year after the region’s transit commission approved a Victoria council plan to fund transit passes with parking revenues. The Victoria Regional Transit Commission unanimously approved the plan to provide free bus passes to students who live in the city and are…