Going through post-secondary education myself, The Canadian Campus Companion (Thomas Allen Publishers) by Erin Millar and Ben Coli proves to be a helpful and comprehensive guide for students and parents alike going through everything from picking your future alma mater, to getting the stunning grades, deciding on a place to live, budgeting, all the way to pulling through common struggles like drugs, drinking, and sex. It offers anecdotes that students can relate to, giving parents a glimpse into what can be an extremely stressful few years in the life of a university or college student.
For all prospective students, The Canadian Campus Companion offers essential information from the point of view of Erin Millar, a veteran education journalist, contributing to dozens of publications like Chatelaine magazine. Co-author Ben Coli contributes weekly to a blog advising university life on Macleans.ca. Together, they bring a wealth of information; and I thoroughly enjoyed the book’s ability to touch upon a wide range of real topics and scenarios that affect the vast population of post-secondary students – a definite must-read if you are pursuing or entering school seeking a little guidance.