Liza Agrba


I’m a veteran ER doctor. I can’t believe what I’m seeing.

Dr. Kashif Pirzada has worked in ERs for 15 years and is witnessing the damage from overcrowding and understaffing. “Patients are extremely upset, and I would be too.”

Nikolich, Cathcart, Thomas, Lukas, Coco and Roxy. (Photography by Riley Smith)

This family left their Toronto bungalow for rural Nova Scotia

Nevena Nikolich and Tim Cathcart traded in their urban life to live among the forests and trees outside of Halifax

Being Canadian

‘Anybody want to drive this ambulance to Ukraine?’

Responding to an urgent call for working ambulances on the ground, two Canadian EMTs jumpstarted a fundraising campaign and embarked on a remarkable three-day journey from Victoria, B.C., to war-torn Ukraine

McGregor, co-director of the Amplify Podcast Network (Courtesy of Hannah McGregor)

Extending scholarship to oral traditions through podcasting

How a group of creative Canadian academics is changing the face—or is that sound?—of scholarship

McMaster Univeristy, School of Nursing BScN student training at McMaster University Medical Centre. (Courtesy of Ron Scheffler/McMaster University)

Ontario nursing schools are seeing an increase in applicants during the pandemic

Nursing schools in the province are seeing a huge uptick in applications, with interest driven, in part, by the pandemic. It comes at a moment when the province is facing a dire shortage of nurses.

(Illustration by Sam Island)

Microcredentials: A mini guide to the micro college course market

Microcredentials are increasingly on offer at Canadian colleges, with short, focused courses that can help give your career a boost

Bri Jardine on a job-site in Sackville for her Ultimate Home Comfort, her employer. (Photograph by Carolina Andrade)

Levelling the post-secondary playing field for former youth in care

Tuition bursaries offer former youth in foster care a path to continued education with less of a financial burden

Centennial student, Jasmine Joseph in a clinical lab at the school for PSW workers. (Photograph by Carmen Cheung)

The push to fill Canada’s critical PSW shortage

New programs offering faster—and tuition-free—training are cropping up around the country. But are they enough?

(Courtesy of First Nations Technical Institute)

How Indigenous institutes are reclaiming education

The push for recognition of Indigenous institutes as a central pillar in Canada’s post-secondary landscape

Kwantlen's Mechatronics and Advanced Manufacturing diploma program. (Kwantlen Polytechnic University)

As automation increases, so will the demand for this job

The move to automation is inevitable, but many human hands—and brains—are needed to make those robots run. Enter the automation technician. Here are the colleges offering a way in to this lucrative career.

Matt Zeleny, an Applied Research Technologist, removes laser cut PPE face shields at the Camosun Innovates lab. (James MacDonald)

How Canadian colleges rose to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic

When COVID hit, colleges jumped in—mass-producing face shields, speed-reading studies and more

Nathaniel Judah, from the class of 2019, performs during the Christmas show in December, 2018.

Tips for getting in to the most competitive applied arts programs

Looking to get a leg up as a dancer/painter/designer? First step: get yourself into a competitive college program. Here’s how.