5 Holiday Gift-Giving Ideas (on a student budget)

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. And potentially the most expensive.


As a student, it can be difficult to afford presents for everyone in your life. Just remember, we’ve all been there, and the most important people will just be glad you put the effort in to give them something.

In the meantime, here are some suggestions of cheap, DIY-style holiday presents for those people you don’t want to leave out:


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Cold Weather Activities in Toronto

Summer in Toronto is filled with beach days, gorgeous walks and lots of events (see my list of warm-weather activities). But, the romantic snowy streets downtown have their own charm. Cold weather means nights discovering Toronto’s best food, or snowy activities. Here’s a list of my favourite things to do in Toronto when the weather is cold:

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Travel Flashbacks

The weather is getting colder and I find myself missing my time in Europe once more. Whether you’re looking at doing an exchange in Europe, traveling solo like me, or are planning a special vacation I hope this post has some insights for you. Keep in mind though, everyone is drawn to different things, so the reasons I dislike one place may be the reason you love it.

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Independent Learning: Online Courses & Solo Projects

Many people rave about how lucky I am that I only have to attend one class this year. It’s true that I only have one physical lecture per week, but my days are far from relaxing.


Studying at home

This year I am only enrolled in 18 credits (that’s three full-year courses at Glendon). Of these courses one is a discipline course in french and, for the first time in my academic career, two are independent-learning courses: an online literature course and an honours thesis. So, in this blog I am going to give an overview of what each of those courses is like, and give my thoughts on independent learning.

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