CANADA: New ways used to help students find roommates

Connie Wang had two stipulations as she interviewed potential roommates ahead of the school year - they must understand that she is loud, and they must also love "Glee", the hit musical television show - writes Zosia Bielski for the Globe and Mail. "I'm extremely picky," says the 18-year-old double major in drama and psychology.

It was a tough slog for Wang. Planning to live off-campus this autumn, she began her roommate hunt in April only to have two potentials bail, one just a day after leaving her deposit. That's when Wang moved her search online, to Roommate Finder. Launched last month on the university's housing website, the app helps students find like-minded people to bunk with off-campus by letting them scope each other out, much like they do on Facebook.
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