Study: International students generate nearly $600 million for Atlantic Canada

By Samantha Ostrov, News Contributor   Nova Scotia is taking a second look at how it accommodates international students after a recent study by the Council of Atlantic Ministers of Education and Training (CAMET) and the Dalhousie School of Public Administration. The study, “The economic impact of post-secondary international students in Atlantic Canada: An expenditure analysis”…

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Racism just as complex for international students

By David Kumagai, Opinions Columnist My voice fluctuates during my journalism ethics class. My classmates and I are trying to navigate the awkward issue of race. The tension hits a high note when one class member unintentionally insinuates that Albertans are bigots. The class jumps all over the slip, finally finding a simple case we can…

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Canadian students should welcome, not ignore their international peers

Besides healthcare, the cultural mosaic is perhaps Canada’s most celebrated concept. Universities nationwide, including Dalhousie, embrace this concept in their approach toward international students. But, as many students from abroad realize, entrenched tolerance doesn’t equate to effusive friendliness. Despite official multiculturalism, or perhaps because of it, international students studying in Canada are often unofficially segregated…

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Residence rejections leave students in a housing crisis

As classes return to campus, Dalhousie University has limited its residence capacity to 80 per cent this fall, housing around 1,800 students instead of the 2,300 they did prior to the pandemic, according to a statement on the university’s website.   As the average rent in Halifax continues to grow, many students who weren’t able to secure a spot in…

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DSU International Student Rep Candidate: Sara Goswami

Editor’ Note: This interview has been edited and formatted for style and clarity Name: Sara Goswami Program and Year: 2nd year, Economics (Bachelor of Science)   Why are you running? What made you decide to run? For a lot of international students, their first day of orientation is more or less their first day in Canada.…

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