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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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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Hang In There, New Grads!
Dayana Fraser September 1, 2015

So you want to get rid of your student debt, earn a great salary and land your dream job... Been there, done that. I know first-hand the difficulties of graduating with student loans, to struggle to ...

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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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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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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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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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