Fall in Love with the Process, not the Product

An issue that I see at university is that many students are pursuing a career that is not the right fit for them, and by that I mean that they’re misled as far as the character required for that particular career. Ask any first year science student what they want to be, and most will…

Does Grade Inflation in High School Affect Mental Health in University?

From an early age, we’re often asked the question: “What do you want to be when you grow up?” At first, our answers are usually visions of grandeur; choices range from an astronaut, the Prime Minister of Canada, an NHL hockey player, and the list goes on. We progress through elementary school holding on to…

Why the “Underemployment” Crisis for 20-somethings is a myth

Almost thirty years ago, the unemployment rate in Canada was almost double what it is today (a staggering 13%). Twenty years ago, it took another spike and jumped to 12%. Today’s unemployment rate of 7.2% is, in historical terms, very good, and among the lowest it’s ever been since these statistics were first recorded by…