Student Services

Support services are crucial to building a strong work force and healthy communities. That’s why Ontario universities offer such a wide range of supports to students.

Ontario universities are leaders in student support, whether it be in the form of creating meaningful change to meet the needs of Aboriginal learners; championing good mental health practices; supporting those who have experienced sexual violence; or creating inclusive and accessible learning environments.

To set students and graduates up for success, Ontario universities also provide innovative career services, and ensure that students take full advantage of a myriad of grants, loans and scholarships available through the universities, government and external sources.

Read more about the many student services offered at Ontario universities by checking out the categories below.

Student Services

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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Student Services

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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Ontario Universities Blog

Through groundbreaking research and innovative new projects, and by growing advocacy and forging partnerships, Ontario’s universities continue to demonstrate their commitment to bettering the world we live in.
Ontario Universities Strengthen Commitment to Going Green November 29, 2016

Through groundbreaking research and innovative new projects, and by growing advocacy and forging partnerships, Ontario’s universities continue to demonstrate their commitment to bettering the world we live in.

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Ontario universities are excited to spark a conversation about the future. Over the coming year, all 21 Ontario universities will be in their communities asking for your insights.
Futuring with COU President David Lindsay September 30, 2016

Ontario universities are excited to spark a conversation about the future. Over the coming year, all 21 Ontario universities will be in their communities asking for your insights.

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As convocation season comes to a close and undergraduates decide whether to launch into the work world, or to continue their studies, Jordan Wilcox, a PhD graduate of the University of Guelph, tells us how he has benefited from his choice to go to graduate school.
How I made It: A Successful Guelph PhD Grad Shares His Story July 6, 2016

As convocation season comes to a close and undergraduates decide whether to launch into the work world, or to continue their studies, Jordan Wilcox, a PhD graduate of the University of Guelph, tells us how he has benefited from his choice to go to graduate school.

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Ontario universities are calling on all Ontarians to support Aboriginal achievement in postsecondary education by engaging in conversations throughout the year about the role Aboriginal peoples are playing in taking Ontario’s future further - economically, socially, and culturally.
Aboriginal Students Taking Their Future Further June 29, 2016

Ontario universities are calling on all Ontarians to support Aboriginal achievement in postsecondary education by engaging in conversations throughout the year about the role Aboriginal peoples are playing in taking Ontario’s future further - economically, socially, and culturally.

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News Releases

York University helps employers quickly respond to one of Canada’s largest talent shortages February 9, 2017

With access to more data than ever before, businesses are facing a serious shortage of big data experts and predictive analysts who know how to properly analyze it. York University's School of Continuing Studies is pioneering a unique solution to this challenge.

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Government funds boost OCAD University commitment to research and innovation  January 24, 2017

OCAD University has been awarded $4.5 million from the Ministry of Innovation, Science and Economic Development’s Post-Secondary Institutions Strategic Investment Fund (SIF). The Fund is a Government of Canada program that is providing up to $2 billion to accelerate strategic construction, repair and maintenance at universities and colleges across Canada.

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Brock first Canadian university to have Experiential Education definitions adopted by its Senate January 20, 2017

The path from academic study and experiential education to graduation and starting a career is more clearly defined, now that Brock has become Canada’s first university to have its Senate adopt a set of definitions for the experiential education that students receive.

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Brock team discovers insect in Ontario that can transmit devastating livestock disease January 12, 2017

Brock University researchers have confirmed that an insect able to transmit the devastating bluetongue virus has made its way to southern Ontario.

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