Students

A security guard stands guard behind fences around the U.S. embassy near a sign board directing visa applicants in Beijing on Sept. 6, 2021. The Chinese government says at least Chinese 500 students have been rejected under a policy issued last year by then U.S. President Donald Trump that is aimed at blocking Beijing from obtaining U.S. technology with possible military uses. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

Chinese students hit by US visa rejections amid tension

Policy issued by then-President Donald Trump to block Beijing from obtaining U.S. technology

  • Sep 14, 2021

 

Rip ‘N Rec is available for youth and children 17 years and under and is valid from Sept. 1 to Oct. 31. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Rip ‘N Rec returns this fall to Red Deer with a back-to-school pass

Rip ‘N Rec Passes can be purchased starting Aug. 30

 

Helena Rickards, of Red Deer, will start classes at Harvard Law School this fall. (Photo contributed)

Former Red Deer student is off to Harvard Law School

Psychology student hopes to reform justice system

 

A classroom is shown at Hunter’s Glen Junior Public School in Scarborough, Ont., on Monday, September 14, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Parents encouraged to rate Alberta’s back-to-school plan

Alberta School Councils’ Assocation develops online survey

A classroom is shown at Hunter’s Glen Junior Public School in Scarborough, Ont., on Monday, September 14, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
The University of Calgary, University of Alberta, Mount Royal University in Calgary, the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology and it’s northern counterpart say they will strongly encourage vaccination, but won’t go so far as to mandate it. (U of A Facebook photo)
The University of Calgary, University of Alberta, Mount Royal University in Calgary, the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology and it’s northern counterpart say they will strongly encourage vaccination, but won’t go so far as to mandate it. (U of A Facebook photo)
FILE - Chinook’s Edge, Wolf Creek, Red Deer Public and Red Deer Catholic school divisions, along with Prairie Bus Lines, are rolling out the First Rider bus safety event next week. (Photo by SEAN MCINTOSH/Advocate staff)
FILE - Chinook’s Edge, Wolf Creek, Red Deer Public and Red Deer Catholic school divisions, along with Prairie Bus Lines, are rolling out the First Rider bus safety event next week. (Photo by SEAN MCINTOSH/Advocate staff)
Red Deer’s Alexis Holmgren was named Alberta’s student recipient of the 2021 Rick Hansen Foundation School Program Difference Maker of the Year award. (Contributed photo)

Red Deer student wins award for making a difference in community

A Red Deer woman has been recognized as a difference maker in…

Red Deer’s Alexis Holmgren was named Alberta’s student recipient of the 2021 Rick Hansen Foundation School Program Difference Maker of the Year award. (Contributed photo)
Lee-Anna Robertson, and her son Tye, say École Secondaire Notre Dame High School failed to survey parents to find out their preferences for graduation. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)

Red Deer family wants to attend graduation ceremony

‘They deserve to have something to remember. Students have suffered exponentially’

Lee-Anna Robertson, and her son Tye, say École Secondaire Notre Dame High School failed to survey parents to find out their preferences for graduation. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
Emma Schafer, of Red Deer, will be graduating from Hunting Hills High School. (Photo contributed)

Graduation signs reappear on Red Deer lawns

One way to recognize graduates

Emma Schafer, of Red Deer, will be graduating from Hunting Hills High School. (Photo contributed)
Alberta students are returning to the classroom next week after a spike in COVID-19 cases forced them to learn at home for two weeks. (File photo by BLACK PRESS)

COVID stress continues for students going back to class

Only people with two doses of COVID-19 vaccine can avoid quarantine, as long as they don’t have symptoms

Alberta students are returning to the classroom next week after a spike in COVID-19 cases forced them to learn at home for two weeks. (File photo by BLACK PRESS)
Kareen Lambert, social work student and student association councillor, at Wednesday’s demonstration calling on Alberta government to allow RDC to grant degrees. (Photo by Susan Zielinski/Advocate staff)
Kareen Lambert, social work student and student association councillor, at Wednesday’s demonstration calling on Alberta government to allow RDC to grant degrees. (Photo by Susan Zielinski/Advocate staff)
Alberta Education Minister Adriana LaGrange is looking for new candidates to join her Youth Council. They must be between 14 and 19 years old by Sept. 1. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Alberta’s education minister is taking applications for her next Youth Council

Junior and senior high school students in central Alberta can have access…

Alberta Education Minister Adriana LaGrange is looking for new candidates to join her Youth Council. They must be between 14 and 19 years old by Sept. 1. (File photo by Advocate staff)
The University of Ottawa campus is shown in Ottawa, Wednesday, April 22, 2020. Throngs of former students have been unable to reach Canada’s loans centre, which is working through a backlog of more than 30,000 applications for repayment assistance. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

National Student Loan Service Centre plagued by delays as requests for help soar

Current and former students said their issues with the service centre go beyond long wait times

The University of Ottawa campus is shown in Ottawa, Wednesday, April 22, 2020. Throngs of former students have been unable to reach Canada’s loans centre, which is working through a backlog of more than 30,000 applications for repayment assistance. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Grade 11 student Sophia Lia is editor and chief of the Sophia Lia magazine. (Photo contributed)
Grade 11 student Sophia Lia is editor and chief of the Sophia Lia magazine. (Photo contributed)
Thousands of students return to schools as new COVID-19 cases emerge

Thousands of students return to schools as new COVID-19 cases emerge

Thousands of students return to schools as new COVID-19 cases emerge

Thousands of students return to schools as new COVID-19 cases emerge
A new poll shows 41 per cent of respondents believe school children wear a masks, in a July 21, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Poll suggests parents want students to don masks at school in fall

OTTAWA — Almost two-third of parents in a new poll say they…

A new poll shows 41 per cent of respondents believe school children wear a masks, in a July 21, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)