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 Services

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

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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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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News Releases

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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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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