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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Student Services

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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Ontario Universities Blog

Ontario’s universities recognize that they need to work together with government, municipalities, and the public and private sector to make progress in cutting emissions and harnessing the power of new, clean technologies.
Working together for a cleaner, sustainable future December 7, 2017

Ontario’s universities recognize that they need to work together with government, municipalities, and the public and private sector to make progress in cutting emissions and harnessing the power of new, clean technologies.

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Each year, the Government of Ontario awards a prize of $20,000 to five young researchers who are carrying out exceptional work in the areas of Physics, Chemistry, Physiology/Medicine, Literature and Economic Science. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Polanyi Prizes, which were established by the provincial government in honour of the achievement of John Charles Polanyi, recipient of the 1986 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
John Charles Polanyi Prizes Turn 30 December 4, 2017

Each year, the Government of Ontario awards a prize of $20,000 to five young researchers who are carrying out exceptional work in the areas of Physics, Chemistry, Physiology/Medicine, Literature and Economic Science. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Polanyi Prizes, which were established by the provincial government in honour of the achievement of John Charles Polanyi, recipient of the 1986 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

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On November 17, university leaders and experts came together at a Council of Ontario Universities forum, the Experiential Learning Best Practices Exchange, to discuss the importance of experiential learning.
Experiential Learning: Connecting the Classroom to Future Careers November 23, 2017

On November 17, university leaders and experts came together at a Council of Ontario Universities forum, the Experiential Learning Best Practices Exchange, to discuss the importance of experiential learning.

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The College Student Alliance, the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance, Colleges Ontario and the Council of Ontario Universities have come together to develop an action plan on post-secondary student mental health.
Ontario’s students, colleges and universities call for action on student mental health November 2, 2017

The College Student Alliance, the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance, Colleges Ontario and the Council of Ontario Universities have come together to develop an action plan on post-secondary student mental health.

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News Releases

Ontario’s universities thank Minister Deb Matthews and welcome Minister Mitzie Hunter to the sector January 17, 2018

Ontario’s universities welcome Minister Mitzie Hunter to the sector, and look forward to working in partnership with her in her new role as Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Development.

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Ontario’s universities launch commitments to Partner for a Better Future for Ontario in new report November 28, 2017

Ontario’s universities laid out today their role as active and willing partners in securing a more vibrant and prosperous future for students, communities and the province, in a new report called Partnering for a Better Future for Ontario.

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Excellence in Ontario university research honoured as the Polanyi Prizes turn 30 November 15, 2017

The Polanyi Prizes celebrate today three decades of recognizing ground-breaking Ontario university research, with the announcement of the five 2017 winners of the prestigious prize honouring Ontario’s Nobel winner, John Polanyi.

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Ontario students and post-secondary institutions make immediate call for new, integrated mental health strategy November 2, 2017

Ontario’s students, colleges and universities are calling on the province to take immediate action on the growing problem of student mental health with an integrated strategy that begins in kindergarten and continues through high school, post-secondary life and adulthood.

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