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.

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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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Creating high-performing, efficient health care systems
Sharon Oosthoek May 15, 2017

This post was originally published on the Research Matters' website on April 20, 2017. When the Norwegian government wanted to know the most ...

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Disease maps that point to possible cures: University of Toronto prof peers into inner workings of human cells
Sharon Oosthoek April 17, 2017

This post by Sharon Oosthoek was ...

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Energy as an enabler: University of Waterloo expert brings affordable, green energy to those who need it most
Sharon Oosthoek March 30, 2017

This post by Sharon Oosthoek was ...

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Building better borders: University of Windsor prof aims to make international trade efficient
Sharon Oosthoek March 15, 2017

This blog by Sharon Oosthoek originally appeared on the Research ...

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Breaking for water
Sharon Oosthoek August 6, 2015

A strenuous workout should be accompanied by frequent water breaks, right? Not so fast, says Brock University physiologist Stephen Cheung. While that certainly is the received wisdom, Cheung points out that ...

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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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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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Research Matters: Adjusting goals is not the same as giving up on them
Deborah Durbin February 5, 2015

On January 1st many people set bold exercise goals for themselves as part of their New Year resolutions. Come ...

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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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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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