Looks like May might be “Ontario Student Housing Month”

This May in Ontario is quickly turning into Student Housing month for the post-secondary education community. Student housing – along with its correlation to student success, student development, and community development – is a topic of great interest to many within post-secondary communities. A students’ quality of life and community experience will impact their experience…

Improved neighbouhood can boost city pride

This as part of my continued contribution to the Waterloo Region Record’s Community Editorial Submissions, this post explores my experience with the Waterloo Door-Knocker Programs. The quality of life in Canadian post-secondary education communities embodies the city’s image to students. Based on my first-hand experience, we need to make continued improvements to the communities surrounding…

Student Housing shortage: innovative solutions needed

Our community, and other communities with post-secondary education institutions, is in dire need of student housing. Student housing is built to help students transition into the community, adjust to their newly found freedom of moving away from home, and support their success as they strive to attain their degree. This supportive environment that affects a…

Chasing Opportunity in Waterloo

Tweet Northdale neighbourhood discussions are finally coming together with an open house and visioning workshop on October 5 2011. Near campus redevelopment typically occurs when issues of land use, suitable housing, and developing transportation infrastructure reach a friction-point where groups need to collaborate. The Waterloo Northdale neighbourhood is likely long past a friction point and…