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.

Working together for a cleaner, sustainable future
December 7 2017 | Council of Ontario Universities

Ontario’s universities recognize that they need to work together with government, municipalities, and the public and private sector to make progress in cutting emissions and harnessing the power of new, clean technologies.

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When PSE and communities work together for a better future, everyone benefits
David Lindsay September 26, 2017

There’s a tremendous reservoir of living knowledge on the campuses of universities and colleges in ...

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

Today, the Council of ...

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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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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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COU releases its 2013-14 Annual Report to the community
Bonnie Patterson and Max Blouw June 19, 2015

Ontario’s universities are playing a critical role in the social, cultural and economic success of our province, and indeed our country. The past ...

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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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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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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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COU launches report: Growing Greener Campuses at Ontario Universities
Council of Ontario Universities August 12, 2014

Several universities have developed ‘living laboratory programs’ in which research and learning takes place using the ...

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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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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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