Education

Ontario universities graduate more than 100,000 people each year, and hundreds of thousands of applications pour in annually as the demand for a university education remains high.

Universities are increasingly helping students to customize their education by opening more pathways between universities and colleges and making credit transfer easier. Some go on to graduate school or to one of the province’s medical and law programs. Others get a taste of future careers by gaining real-life experience through experiential learning and co-op programs.

Universities are not only helping students adapt to the job market, they are also demonstrating innovation in methods of teaching and learning through flipped classrooms, video instruction and online learning.

Read more about the many ways Ontario’s universities are helping students achieve their goals by browsing through the categories below.

Education

Accessibility

Ontario’s universities are leaders in accessibility and are committed to breaking down barriers faced by people with visible and invisible disabilities.

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Applications & Enrolment

Hundreds of thousands of applications are made each year to Ontario universities as demand remains strong for the skills gained on and off campuses.

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Credit Transfers

Hundreds of agreements between colleges and universities exist to allow students to transfer their credits between institutions. The Ontario Council on Articulation and Transfer (ONCAT) was created to find even more pathways. Today’s students can customize their education to suit their own goals and needs, and the needs of the job market.

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Experiential Learning & Co-ops

Ontario’s universities are equipping the next generation of leaders with the skills required for career success by providing students with real-life work experience across all disciplines through co-ops, community service placements and other experiential learning opportunities.

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Graduate Education

Ontario educates the largest number of graduate students in Canada, and has experienced tremendous growth in graduate education in the last decade. University research and graduate education play a critical role in economic growth and development through research and innovation.

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Health Sciences Education

Ontario universities’ health sciences graduates are moving the health-care system forward with cutting-edge research, evidenced-based practice and compassionate care.

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Online Learning

Online and technology-enhanced courses and programs in Ontario are giving students greater flexibility as they pursue their degrees, and Ontario universities are committed to expanding online learning for students, to give them more opportunities to work on their own schedules, at their own pace and from any location.

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Quality Assurance

Ontario universities are international leaders in quality assurance, and are committed to ensuring all programs have clearly articulated learning outcomes that are linked to appropriate degree level expectations.

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Teaching & Learning

Whether it’s the flipped classroom or lessons delivered by video, Ontario universities are bringing innovation to the way teachers teach and students learn.

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Resources

Questions & Answers

Ontario Universities Blog

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

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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The Council of Ontario Universities released the results of a new economic impact report that highlights how Ontario’s universities serve as powerful economic engines, fueling prosperity not just for the province but for the communities they serve.
New Report Highlights Ontario Universities’ Economic Impact, but Their Footprint in Communities Goes Much Farther July 18, 2017

The Council of Ontario Universities released the results of a new economic impact report that highlights how Ontario’s universities serve as powerful economic engines, fueling prosperity not just for the province but for the communities they serve.

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Universities across Ontario are opening their doors to their communities this summer as host to a variety of summer camps and youth mentorship programs.
Ontario Universities Open Their Doors for Summer Camps in STEAM July 12, 2017

Universities across Ontario are opening their doors to their communities this summer as host to a variety of summer camps and youth mentorship programs.

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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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News Releases

Ontario’s universities welcome new investment in STEM graduates to boost talent pipeline October 18, 2017

Universities are pleased to partner with the Ontario government to increase the number of postsecondary students graduating in STEM by 25 per cent over the next five years, as Ontario positions itself as the single largest producer of postsecondary graduates in science, technology, engineering and math per capita in North America.

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More than 130,000 students and parents to descend on the Ontario Universities’ Fair this weekend September 18, 2017

High school students looking to take the next step to university can get all the answers at the Ontario Universities’ Fair (OUF) this weekend, when the province’s 21 institutions will put on display a dazzling array of programs, extracurricular activities, residence options and experiential learning opportunities.

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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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