Students

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Wednesday morning that applications will open on Friday at 6 a.m. for the Canadian Emergency Student Benefit. Students who are eligible for the CESB will be able to apply through the CRA website and receive $1,250 every four weeks from May to August.

Canada is a country rich in demographics — and a diverse age-range of voters is just one example of that. However, some age groups seem to be less represented in the democratic process than others — namely, the voting-age youth.

Ottawa has two universities and a college, which means there are plenty of students who, if they get politically engaged, can make a real difference and work as a powerful voting block. The student voice needs to be heard in this city, and the ballot box is a great way to do so.

As the new school year begins, one of the biggest changes that students will see is the new learning management system (LMS), Brightspace. The program, which is designed to enhance student engagement with courses through the online database, was launched on May 1 for the spring/summer semester, and will be in full use for all students for this fall.

New Liberal budget promises to make financing post-secondary education easier The Ontario provincial government unveiled their new budget on Feb. 25, and it spelled out some good news for students. One of the main features of the budget is the Ontario Student Grant, which looks to improve the process of financing students from different income …

24-hour dining hall limits access to non-meal plan students While the University of Ottawa isn’t asking students to wear pink on Wednesdays, it is restricting access to its new 24/7 dining hall for students who don’t have a meal plan. “Everyone is welcome—anyone can eat at the Dining Hall: students, professors, staff, even guests,” according …

Students voice concerns about grading system online New Year’s has come and gone, and University of Ottawa students are slowly settling into the new year and new semester. However, many students are still waiting on thing from 2015—their grades. A number of U of O students have taken to Twitter to comment on how they …

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