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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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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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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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Exam Survival Guide for Students
Rachel Gardner November 25, 2014

It’s that time of year again: sweatpants become the dominant fashion trend, coffee shops fill with the glare of laptops, and chocolate and candy purchases soar at local convenience stores… ...

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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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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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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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Researching Ontario universities: The top 5 resources
Carla White August 19, 2014

There are so many great Ontario universities to choose from! Help make the choice easier by following these tips! Summer may be nearing its end, but ...

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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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Your 9-step guide to finding a summer job
Rachel Gardner May 21, 2014

If you're late in your search for a summer job, then take a look through the guide below! The summer job hunt is already well underway for many students. With exams finished ...

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Quick tips to reduce stress during a hectic exam season
April 17, 2014

It’s a stressful time of year for students. Exam season means juggling a busy study schedule, wrapping up the academic year and, for some, ...

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From experiential learning to full-time career: Maya Blomme
March 28, 2014

Read more stories like Maya’s in COU’s Experiential Learning report!

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