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Why paying for tuition no longer means carrying a pesky monkey on your back
May 16 2017 | Council of Ontario Universities

Did you know, starting this September, students with financial need from families with incomes of less than $50,000 per year will have average tuition fully covered by the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)?

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PhDs are Important Contributors to Ontario’s Success – and Not Just in Universities.
Michael Snowdon January 26, 2016

I have a PhD… in the Humanities… and I’m employed. Gainfully employed, in fact – ...

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Take heart university students, the odds are in your favour
September 4, 2015

This week, the Council of Ontario Universities released an annual survey conducted on behalf of the Ontario government on the employment ...

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Education shouldn’t be a zero-sum game
Andrew Parkin April 16, 2015

The following piece was written by Andrew Parkin, and was published in Rethinking Higher Ed, a publication of the Academica Group, on April 16, 2015. Are we pushing ...

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Why shutting out 30% of Canadians from university doesn’t make sense
April 15, 2015

The following commentary by COU President and CEO Bonnie M. Patterson was published in the Toronto Star  on April 13, ...

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Why turning diplomas into degrees is a bad idea
October 14, 2014

October 10, 2014 Bonnie Patterson Posted with permission from QP Briefing The following is an op-ed column from Bonnie Patterson, president and chief ...

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Let your university education speak for itself
October 9, 2014

Blog originally posted on The Huffington Post The fall back-to-school period is always so infused with optimism. The fresh-faced first-year students descend in ...

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Queen’s commerce student blogs about transformative internship in Bangkok
Jennifer Huang October 7, 2014

Bangkok, Thailand After an eye-opening internship abroad, I’ve recently arrived back in Kingston to start ...

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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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COU launches blog to spark conversation about universities as gateway to success.
January 16, 2014

COU launches blog to spark conversation about universities as gateways to success. Photo Credit: ...

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