Universities across Canada are facing more pressure to support students who are parents, reports Suzanne Bowness. Between 11% and 16% of Canada’s PSE students have at least one dependent child, according to research cited in the article, which means that the challenges faced by these students need to become a greater subject of attention for schools. The article explains that parents who are also students face difficulties such as a sense of social isolation and guilt over the effort to balance studying with parenting. The author highlights examples of how universities across Canada are working to improve the experience of parent students.

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