In part three of this series, we continue to provide students with information to help them decide how to proceed with their studies. In case you missed it, you can read part one here and part two here.
In this post, we’re sharing what our partner schools in Eastern Canada are putting in place to support students studying online, including scholarships, discounts, and online counselling. We hope this will help you make an informed decision about studying online now.
Here’s why you shouldn’t delay your future.
Cape Breton University
Students at Cape Breton University quickly discover the effect they will have on the world. With one-of-a-kind programs and small class sizes, Cape Breton University is more than a university—it will become a home away from home.
Cape Breton is:
- Focusing on a curated experience for international students with small class sizes, self-guided lectures, and innovative lab delivery. Staff and faculty are always available to help guide students through this unique learning environment.
- Providing online student support and events through:
- International student advisors
- Career services
- Online orientation
- An exclusive social media group dedicated to new students
- A writing centre
- Academic advising
- Waiving fees for the Fall semester, including:
- The campus activity fee
- All lab fees
- Online learning fees
- Offering a $24 rebate per three-credit course for international students.
Canada College has been helping students across Canada and around the world for decades. Since its establishment, the school has focused on excellence in language and technical skills. It has a reputation for meeting the needs of students both academically and professionally.
Canada College is:
- Facilitating online programs through Moodle, a user-friendly learning platform. They also provide students with access to the tech help desk support team to ensure students have a smooth transition from traditional in-person classes to online classes.
- Providing students with three hours of online teaching each day, giving students more flexibility with their schedules.
Brock University is one of Canada’s top post-secondary institutions. Degree programs are designed with students’ futures in mind, with co-op and service-learning options that provide exposure to their chosen field of study.
- Providing virtual support as students transition to university studies with online academic coaching.
- Offering additional support services, including:
- Study groups
- Global peers, where current students support incoming international students
- Language support programming
- Orientation week specifically geared towards international students
- Immigration consulting services
- Providing students with a variety of learning activities, including video conferencing, pre-recorded video instruction, online group work, and virtual small group interactions with teaching assistants. Courses will offer one-on-one assistance through teaching assistants, student success support with peer mentors, and virtual student/instructor office hours.
Loyalist College is known for its strong and forward-thinking leaders. Its curriculum includes innovative programs such as photojournalism, television broadcasting, and health sciences.
- Working to develop creative approaches and schedules to provide students with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience.
- Offering their student success services online to connect students with:
- Resources and informational sessions
- Tutoring services
- An online transition course remote learning kit website
Niagara College has grown to become a leader in applied education and training, ranking among Ontario’s top colleges for student satisfaction. The college offers more than 130 innovative programs across two state-of-the-art campuses in Welland and Niagara-on-the-Lake.
- Providing class times that accommodate international time zones. Students will access their class information through their online learning platform, Blackboard.
- Offering training modules to set international students up for success. These training modules will help students with:
- Arriving on campus (in the future when it’s safe to do so)
- Studying online
- Living in Canada
- Providing support programs to help students adapt and succeed in an online and alternative delivery environment. Fall Orientation programs have also gone virtual, with extra support for incoming students.