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LIVE CHAT REPLAY: Class of 2014 -- Generation Screwed?

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Hundreds of thousands of new grads attempt enter the Canadian work force every year, but for many young people graduating from post-secondary institutions today, the search for gainful employment can be a tough battle.

Combined with astronomical amounts of student debt, milestones like home ownership and starting a family can seem like distant dreams for many,

It's not uncommon to read stories about millennials who are facing underemployment, unemployment, and the prospect of living in their parents' basements long after graduation -- but is this really the case? Is the class of 2014 "generation screwed?"

CBC's The National recently hosted a special episode of their show at the University of British Columbia on this topic.

We hosted a live webcam chat about the episode, and to find out even more about what some young people are doing to build thriving careers despite all odds.

We were joined by expert panelists:

Paul Kershaw: 
The Founder of the Gen Squeeze campaign, Paul is a University of BC professor, public speaker, volunteer, and regular media contributor. Kershaw is one of Canada's top thinkers about generational equity with Canadian Family magazine describing him as "the 'Generation Squeeze' guru."

Colin is a recording artist, song writer, student and Vice President of the Humber Students' Federation in Toronto. He has also shared the stage with various well-known artists such as Sean Kingston, Lights, Kardinal Offishall, and performed as a supporting artist for Canadas Walk of Fame (2011 & 2012).

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