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You don’t have to be a super genius to land a Canadian university scholarship

Earning financial support isn’t all based on grades. It’s about knowing your skills, research, and starting early.
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Justin Trudeau was right to exonerate the Tsilhqot’in, who never were defeated

Terry Glavin on the trail of the story of the Chilcotin War and how its warriors narrowly survived to fight another day
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The modern Baby Boomer’s guide to dying

Robert McCrum’s Every Third Thought contemplates the endgame for a generation that’s changed everything it touches
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Meet the woman who crafts Justin Trudeau’s image

As communications director in Justin Trudeau’s PMO, Kate Purchase’s job is to make the boss look good. It’s getting tougher.
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A 10,000-km bicycle trip along the Silk Road

Surprisingly, the biggest threat to Kate Harris and her cycling partner was traffic—not bad weather or bad people
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Marijuana addiction is real, and teenage users are most at risk

In the rush to legalize marijuana in Canada, medical experts are warning about weed’s alarming side, particularly for younger users
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How to get a university scholarship: six tips for success

It pays to start looking early and widely for financial support
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Atheists need to understand that religion is here to stay

Why finding the middle ground between purely secular materialism and crazy religious fanaticism has never been more important
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Put down your phone and make time for the relationships in your life

Social media offers a vision of connectedness, writes Andray Domise—but it cannot replace the real-life connections we need to make time for
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How to make long-distance relationships work at university

Three-quarters of university students have a long distance relationship at some point. Tips for surviving from someone who knows