Exploring experiential education and student voice to support school transitions

By Colleen Knechtel Post-secondary education (PSE) decision-making is an extraordinarily complex process (Mueller, 2008) that forces young people to consider not only their personal attributes, values and interests, but also compels them to think deeply about the life they want to lead, and make choices amidst seemingly endless possibilities. Transitions from school-to-work and from high…

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Strengthening career development model connectivity between Canada and China

By Julia Nie Framing the context Canada has well-established practical career development models, education and research programs. What is the current status of career development in China? What are the challenges, opportunities and solutions? What are the strategies to change the situation? Strengths: Career development initiative in China In China, domestic university enrolment has been…

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A closer look: Anxiety among Ontario university students

By Karoline Achille The period of childhood, adolescence and young adulthood is a high-risk age group for the development of several forms of psychopathology, particularly anxiety disorders (Kessler et al., 2005). According to a survey by the Association of Directors of University and College Counseling Centers, anxiety remains the main concern among students (41.6%), followed…

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Experiences of athletes competing in the 2019 Pan-American and Para Pan-American Games: How sport-life balance contributes to athletic career transition and overall sport performance

By Katrina Monton Current literature suggests that athletic career transitions are life-changing events and are often perceived by athletes as extremely stressful (Knights, Sherry & Ruddock-Hudson, 2016). Transitioning out of elite sport forces an individual to adjust to a new way of life and can often be accompanied by negative effects and impact mental health…

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Career development from school to work: A holistic understanding of the physical and psychological process of international student transition

By Liton Furkawa With the growing population of international students changing the demographics in Canada, and the dramatic increase of internationalization in the academy as a part of the Canadian present and future, the federal government now offers a new immigration category called the Canadian Experience Class to assist a certain number of graduates. The…

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