Student Services

Thanks to support services, students are succeeding at Ontario universities.

Aboriginal Learners

Ontario universities are committed to supporting Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) learners by providing dedicated spaces, culturally relevant support services and leadership opportunities.

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Career Services

Career and life success for students and graduates is at the core of education at Ontario’s universities. They offer a wide range of work-integrated and community opportunities, as well as in-person and online resources to set students up for success.

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Mental Health

Mental illness is a complex and pervasive challenge, but also a manageable one. Ontario universities are committed to encouraging good mental health practices and to supporting students with mental illness to help them realize their academic and professional goals.

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Sexual Violence: Support, Prevention, Education

Sexual violence is a serious and systemic issue that impacts the individual, community, and society as a whole. Ontario universities are committed to ensuring student safety and supporting anyone on campus who has experienced sexual violence.

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Student & Financial Aid

An education is an investment, and Ontario’s universities ensure that students take advantage of a myriad of grants, loans and scholarships available through the universities, government and external sources.

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Tuition

Thanks to one of the strongest financial support systems in the country, many Ontario university students have actual tuition costs that are much lower than the sticker price.

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University-College Partnerships

Ontario universities and colleges are collaborating on services that enhance the student experience, expand e-learning, create more pathways, and support career success for graduates, as we meet our shared commitment to meet the needs of the 700,000 students we serve and to help Ontario succeed.

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The Student Experience

Whether it’s creating a seamless experience for student transfers, streamlining loans, or expanding services for students with disabilities or mental health challenges, universities and colleges are collaborating for a better student experience.

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Innovative Education

Colleges and universities are finding innovative ways to educate our students through online learning and modules, research hubs in inclusive design, and e-textbooks.

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Employment Success

From a matchmaking service for employers and graduates, to tracking the success of graduates in the job market, and joint job fairs, universities and colleges are partnering to enhance employment success for graduates.

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Joint Programs in Less Time

Numerous joint programs on everything from business, to journalism and health sciences allow students to graduate with both a university and college credential, often in less time.

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Resources

Questions & Answers

Ontario Universities Blog

Planning an accessible event? Wondering how to make a science lab accessible to people with disabilities? You can find answers to these questions and much more on AccessibleCampus.ca, a web resource for Ontario university communities, which has been redesigned and relaunched in celebration of National Access Awareness Week.
Universities at forefront of a more accessible future for Ontario learners May 31, 2017

Planning an accessible event? Wondering how to make a science lab accessible to people with disabilities? You can find answers to these questions and much more on AccessibleCampus.ca, a web resource for Ontario university communities, which has been redesigned and relaunched in celebration of National Access Awareness Week.

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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)?
Why paying for tuition no longer means carrying a pesky monkey on your back May 16, 2017

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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University of Toronto health policy expert and Ontario Research Chair Gregory Marchildon is creating a North American research network to analyze health policy and help governments make informed decisions.
Creating high-performing, efficient health care systems May 15, 2017

University of Toronto health policy expert and Ontario Research Chair Gregory Marchildon is creating a North American research network to analyze health policy and help governments make informed decisions.

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Did you know that if you are a skilled, internationally educated nurse, the Ontario Internationally Educated Nurses Course Consortium (OIENCC) can help launch your nursing career in Ontario?
University Consortium Expands Courses and Opens Doors for Internationally Trained Nurses in Ontario May 9, 2017

Did you know that if you are a skilled, internationally educated nurse, the Ontario Internationally Educated Nurses Course Consortium (OIENCC) can help launch your nursing career in Ontario?

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News Releases

Top Scholars Helping Improve Lives for People with Autism June 14, 2017

As autism spectrum disorders (ASD) continue to rise, Ontario’s universities are committed to educating and training the highly skilled researchers who are essential in finding new ways to treat the disorder and provide support to our communities in building a better future for Ontario.

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Carleton University Appoints Alastair Summerlee as Interim President and Vice-Chancellor May 16, 2017

Carleton University’s Board of Governors is pleased to announce the appointment of Alastair Summerlee as Carleton’s new interim president and vice-chancellor.

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Hamilton patient first to receive experimental immunotherapy for cancer May 8, 2017

A Hamilton patient is the first trial participant to receive a novel experimental immunotherapy treatment for lung cancer.

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Mental health services for students to get boost thanks to enhanced funding from Ontario government May 3, 2017

Ontario universities are committed to good mental health supports for our students, and we applaud the boost in funding announced today to enhance services.

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