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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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Ontario Universities Open Their Doors for Summer Camps in STEAM
Council of Ontario Universities July 12, 2017

Summer is upon us and with many university students now off campus, a younger set is getting a taste of campus life as ...

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Futuring with COU President David Lindsay
David Lindsay September 30, 2016

Imagine a world where a wrist watch doesn’t just monitor your heart rate and count your steps, but can actually help detect a cancerous growth in your body. Or a future where ...

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eCampus Ontario: Expanding Virtual Choices for Students
Council of Ontario Universities May 3, 2016

A student's journey through the postsecondary system can often take many twists and turns. Recognizing that, eCampus Ontario offers students the ...

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Universities Helping Refugees Reach the Potential They See For Themselves and Their Families
David Lindsay March 21, 2016

Over the past few months, we’ve welcomed 25,000 Syrian refugees to Canada ...

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Paving the Way to Reconciliation through Education
Council of Ontario Universities February 24, 2016

Universities are doing their part to improve the well-being and opportunities for Canada’s Aboriginal peoples – to enhance all levels of education and ...

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As an Aboriginal Learner, I Chose to Take my Future Further with Zero Regrets
Elizabeth McLeod February 18, 2016

Life in Northern Ontario is slow and simple. So familiar. So quiet. As I neared the end of my high school ...

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Get to know the Council of Ontario University’s new President and CEO: David Lindsay
Council of Ontario Universities January 14, 2016

David Lindsay, a veteran leader in public policy and business who brings a wealth ...

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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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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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University is still worth it after all these years, HEQCO study finds
Council of Ontario Universities January 8, 2015

Even in difficult economic times, a university degree is still well worth the investment, according to a new report - ...

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From campus to career, advice for students from a top exec
Paul Davidson October 20, 2014

While tens of thousands of post-secondary students are back to hitting the books, rising tuition costs, high youth unemployment and a ...

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The fact is, university grads are getting jobs
Jack Lightstone September 29, 2014

This fall, thousands of students entered or returned to Canadian universities. By graduation they will have grown intellectually, socially and emotionally — and ...

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COU economist becomes regular contributor to The Globe and Mail
Council of Ontario Universities July 10, 2014

COU’s own in-house economist and senior policy analyst Cecilia Brain is being featured as a regular contributor at The Globe and ...

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Why Research Matters
Patchen Barss March 3, 2014

A funny thing happened on my way to becoming an astrophysicist. In high school, my plan was to do a double PhD in math and physics, and then spend my life studying the cosmos. Then in my final year, at just the time ...

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A university education works
Council of Ontario Universities February 25, 2014

A university education works. In a report prepared by the Council of Ontario University’s own Cecilia Brain, Economist and Senior Policy Analyst at COU, it’s clear that university students are ...

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