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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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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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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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Why shutting out 30% of Canadians from university doesn’t make sense
April 15, 2015

The following commentary by COU President and CEO Bonnie M. Patterson was published in the Toronto Star  on April 13, ...

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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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Queen’s commerce student blogs about transformative internship in Bangkok
Jennifer Huang October 7, 2014

Bangkok, Thailand After an eye-opening internship abroad, I’ve recently arrived back in Kingston to start ...

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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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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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