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.

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

The City of Oshawa’s Teaching City is the latest - and one of the most ambitious initiatives - to leverage knowledge transfer between partners and PSE for the benefit of a community in Ontario.

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

Did you know, starting this September, students with financial need from families with incomes of less than ...

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50 Ways Universities and Colleges are Partnering for Student Success
Council of Ontario Universities April 3, 2017

This month, we celebrate the 50th anniversary of our partners, Ontario’s colleges, as we work together to strengthen higher ...

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Aboriginal Students Taking Their Future Further
Marlene Brant Castellano June 29, 2016

As we near the close of Canada’s National Aboriginal History Month - a month filled with the recognition and celebration of the unique heritage, diverse cultures and ...

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Respecting the choice and voice of survivors of sexual violence and harassment
Janet Morrison March 8, 2016

A condensed version of the below Op Ed was featured in The Toronto Star on March 8, 2016.  For ...

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Paving the Way to Reconciliation through Education
Council of Ontario Universities February 24, 2016

Universities are doing their part to improve the well-being and opportunities for Canada’s Aboriginal peoples – to enhance all levels of education and ...

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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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Guest Blog: Changing the Face of Aboriginal Education
Dr. Sheila Cote-Meek February 2, 2016

When I reflect on the changes I’ve seen in the postsecondary education sector, I’m immediately reminded of my grandparents -- of the great strength and ...

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Let’s Talk about Mental Illness
Council of Ontario Universities January 27, 2016

Change starts small - for many, it begins with a conversation. So let’s chat. Today is Bell Let’s Talk day, an opportunity for us all to take the time to remember the importance of ...

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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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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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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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Net Tuition at Ontario Universities
Council of Ontario Universities September 11, 2014

*** NOTE: A newer version of our Net Tuition Infographic - published in September 2016 - can be found here: http://cou.on.ca/infographic/net-tuition-explained/ *** The “sticker price” of ...

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Faculty jobs are rare, but Canada still needs its PhDs
Allison Sekuler September 11, 2014

Faculty jobs are rare, but Canada still needs its PhDsAllison Sekuler, McMaster University’s Associate Vice-President and Dean of Graduate Studies ...

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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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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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