Key Issues

Learn about recent issues affecting the higher education sector and discover helpful resources for students. Find surveys, fact sheets, reports and publications from COU.


From experiential learning to blended classrooms and online learning, universities are using innovation in teaching and learning to produce world citizens who think critically, communicate effectively, and adapt easily to a changing workplace.



Ontario universities are building up the talent and skills of the next generation of employees, leaders and innovators, and our graduates are enjoying a lifetime of positive employment outcomes.



Ontario universities are actively forging international connections through partnerships with institutions from around the world.



By advancing medicine, commercializing research, and contributing to policy on current issues, Ontario’s university researchers are improving the way we live, work and play.


Social & Economic Impact

The significant social and economic impact of universities is felt across Ontario, as universities boost local, regional and global economies, prepare students for a lifetime of career success, and conduct life-changing research.

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Student Services

Ontario’s universities offer a wide range of support services to help students succeed in everything from academics to personal health and employment after graduation.

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