Students today are also dealing with the financial pressures of rising tuitions and a difficult job market. The church needs to be aware of these pressures, and help give students the ability to cope. That can mean character education that stresses the valuable lessons that can be learned in moments of failure, and the skills to return from it. It may mean organizing recent graduates to speak to those about to set off for university. But ultimately, it means offering support, asking questions, and really listening so that troubled students in our midst get the help they need, and know where to access it.
If you want to read more about the state of Canadian universities, I recommend you take a look at the Globe series:http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/time-to-lead/ Students, parents and general readers are encouraged to participate in the discussion.