2. For the purposes of this Act,
“parents” means the father and mother of the student;
“sponsor” means a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident other than a parent or spouse who sponsors the application for landing of a permanent resident within the meaning of the Immigration Act (Revised Statutes of Canada, 1985, chapter I-2);
“spouse” means the person who is married to the student and not separated from him legally or de facto, or who lives with the student in a de facto union and with his child or the child of the student;
“student” means the person who pursues postsecondary studies;
“year of allocation” means three trimesters: a summer trimester, an autumn trimester and a winter trimester, of approximately three months each, beginning on the dates fixed by the educational institution attended.