ON Universities Blog

Our blog captures a behind-the-scenes dialogue about the research, initiatives and programs that are so important to the postsecondary sector in Ontario.

New Report Highlights Ontario Universities’ Economic Impact, but Their Footprint in Communities Goes Much Farther
July 18 2017 | David Lindsay

The Council of Ontario Universities released the results of a new economic impact report that highlights how Ontario’s universities serve as powerful economic engines, fueling prosperity not just for the province but for the communities they serve.

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Universities at forefront of a more accessible future for Ontario learners
Council of Ontario Universities May 31, 2017

Planning an accessible event? Wondering how to make a science lab accessible to people with disabilities? You ...

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In Profile: 2017 COUPN Awards Winners
Council of Ontario Universities May 2, 2017

As National Nursing Week approaches, our thoughts turn to the nursing students, faculty, researchers, preceptors, agency leaders and partners who demonstrate excellence in their field ...

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50 Ways Universities and Colleges are Partnering for Student Success
Council of Ontario Universities April 3, 2017

This month, we celebrate the 50th anniversary of our partners, Ontario’s colleges, as we work together to strengthen higher ...

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How I made It: A Successful Guelph PhD Grad Shares His Story
Council of Ontario Universities July 6, 2016

As convocation season comes to a close and undergraduates decide whether to launch into the work world, or to continue their studies, ...

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Aboriginal Students Taking Their Future Further
Marlene Brant Castellano June 29, 2016

As we near the close of Canada’s National Aboriginal History Month - a month filled with the recognition and celebration of the unique heritage, diverse cultures and ...

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Celebrating Ontario nurses: Q & A with Karen Frecker
Council of Ontario Universities May 12, 2016

Recent grad and COUPN Award winner for excellence in nursing Karen Frecker shares her experiences in nursing school and in the workforce It’s ...

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Turning IDeAs into Action
Council of Ontario Universities May 10, 2016

Back in 2014, Nick Schoenhoff was the second runner-up in the Council of Ontario Universities’ annual Innovative Designs for Accessibility (IDeA) student competition for designing an interactive campus map ...

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Worming Their Way to a Solution
Council of Ontario Universities April 22, 2016

Ryerson Students Learn About Entrepreneurship as They Work to Better Our Planet After discovering that 60 per cent of Ryerson’s landfill waste is organic material, environmental studies students ...

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Nursing prof receives COUPN Award for out-of-the-box teaching style
Council of Ontario Universities April 20, 2016

COUPN Award winner and Nursing prof Jason Kirenan talks about the impact of nursing and how to make tough concepts stick ...

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Real World Learning: A Co-op Success Story – Q & A with Christina Hassan
Council of Ontario Universities March 16, 2016

Co-op Education Week is a time to celebrate students, co-operative education and work ...

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Respecting the choice and voice of survivors of sexual violence and harassment
Janet Morrison March 8, 2016

A condensed version of the below Op Ed was featured in The Toronto Star on March 8, 2016.  For ...

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Let’s Talk about Mental Illness
Council of Ontario Universities January 27, 2016

Change starts small - for many, it begins with a conversation. So let’s chat. Today is Bell Let’s Talk day, an opportunity for us all to take the time to remember the importance of ...

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An Efficient Operation
Council of Ontario Universities December 14, 2015

Ontario Universities are Becoming Lean, Agile and Adept at ‘Doing More with Less’ Interesting fact: Did you know that Ontario universities are the most efficient in the country, educating more students with ...

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Straight Talk: Bonnie M. Patterson Challenges Universities, Businesses and Government to Do More
Council of Ontario Universities November 24, 2015

Today, our President and CEO Bonnie M. Patterson was joined by ...

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10 reasons to invest in your future and visit the Ontario Universities’ Fair
Carla White September 16, 2015

Your days of summer vacation have come to an end and as a Grade 12 (or even Grade 11) student you ...

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Celebrating nursing week at Ontario university schools of nursing
Alice Ormiston May 14, 2015

Nursing week is a great opportunity to celebrate the many innovative programs and collaborative initiatives going on at ...

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What are the greatest Ontario discoveries of the past century? (AUDIO: 610 CKTB)
Mary Chaktsiris March 25, 2015

The Council of Ontario Universities' Research Matters Campaign is launching a fun, online ...

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Storify: Premier’s tour of Ontario postsecondary
Council of Ontario Universities January 20, 2015

Premier Wynne kicked off her 10-day tour of Ontario campuses. First stop - Laurentian University's Model Parliament in Ottawa!  

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Quotes from Premier Wynne on postsecondary education
Council of Ontario Universities January 20, 2015

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne did a 10-day tour of Ontario postsecondary campuses from January 9-19, where she met with students to engage with them on ...

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Leveraging skills and talent of Ontarians key to economic growth, says Premier Wynne
Council of Ontario Universities January 9, 2015

Education is a cornerstone of Canadian democracy, and leveraging the skills and talent of ...

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Words of Wisdom: Convocation 2014
Rachel Gardner July 17, 2014

Convocation season is full of wise words and life lessons for university graduates. We’ve collected some of our favourite snippets from the many authors, lawyers, activists, business leaders ...

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