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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John Charles Polanyi Prizes Turn 30
Council of Ontario Universities December 4, 2017

Each year, the Government of Ontario awards a prize of $20,000 to five young researchers who are carrying out exceptional work in the areas of Physics, Chemistry, Physiology/Medicine, ...

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Get to know the Council of Ontario University’s new President and CEO: David Lindsay
Council of Ontario Universities January 14, 2016

David Lindsay, a veteran leader in public policy and business who brings a wealth ...

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Straight Talk: Bonnie M. Patterson Challenges Universities, Businesses and Government to Do More
Council of Ontario Universities November 24, 2015

Today, our President and CEO Bonnie M. Patterson was joined by ...

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10 reasons to invest in your future and visit the Ontario Universities’ Fair
Carla White September 16, 2015

Your days of summer vacation have come to an end and as a Grade 12 (or even Grade 11) student you ...

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Bonnie Patterson: Reflections on Leadership, Life and Losing a Friend
July 29, 2015

There are times when one gets to welcome a new member to a family or organization with great excitement and expectations ...

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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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COU launches newly designed website, showcasing the value of a university education
June 16, 2015

We are delighted to share with you the Council of Ontario Universities’ (COU) newly ...

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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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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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Quotes from Premier Wynne on postsecondary education
Council of Ontario Universities January 20, 2015

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne did a 10-day tour of Ontario postsecondary campuses from January 9-19, where she met with students to engage with them on ...

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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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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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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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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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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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How one co-op student saved Shell Canada $1 million a year
March 27, 2014

Read more stories like Dominic's in COU's Experiential Learning report!

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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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Matlock, mochas and metamorphosis: The journey from university life to my career
Lisa Krawiec January 28, 2014

Growing up, Ben Matlock (one of TV’s greatest defense attorneys) was my idol. He was charming and ...

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COU launches blog to spark conversation about universities as gateway to success.
January 16, 2014

COU launches blog to spark conversation about universities as gateways to success. Photo Credit: ...

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