(@learningguys)

Lifelong Learning

Expand access to free, open textbooks for Ontario students

While the OSAP free tuition policies have been a tremendous step in reducing financial barriers for post-secondary students, textbooks continue to present a significant cost for many students. Ontario made a great first step in supporting eCampus Ontario's Open Textbook Library (https://openlibrary.ecampusontario.ca/) that provides over 200 free, shareable, online textbooks for PSE students and faculty to use. But... more »

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(@jkhbeattie)

Lifelong Learning

Do Right By Part-Time Students

It’s time to explore the possibilities of funding students who seek to upskill, develop professionally, and pursue higher education. The reasons for taking on school or training in a part-time basis are numerous and reasonable: - Working while pursuing further studies can have a reciprocally powerful effect; one stays current in the research thereby becoming more effective in their work, and builds a critical lens for... more »

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Lifelong Learning

Forgiveness of Student Debt

The Ontario government has implemented many initiatives that have made post-secondary education more affordable and attainable for current students. However, those who have graduated with high debt as a result of these programs not being in effect during their post-secondary career are burden with significant financial burden. These graduates are now in a position to choose between paying down student debt and saving... more »

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