Canadian postsecondary institutions respond to student housing shortages

Students across Canada are continuing to experience challenges finding housing as they prepare to start the Fall semester. CBC reports that the University of Prince Edward Island, the University of King’s College, and Nova Scotia Community College have wait lists for spots in residence. The University of Guelph reportedly anticipates not being able to offer all students on its residence wait list a residence space. To address the challenges, UoGuelph has increased residence capacity and contacted hotels about potentially offering additional capacity, U of King’s College has converted many single rooms to doubles, and both U of King’s College and NSCC have asked alumni to consider renting extra rooms to students. The University of Victoria and UPEI are completing new residences, while NSCC is planning three new student housing projects. Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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