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Patterson: Don’t be betrayed by destinations

One of the greatest gifts in life is the ability to learn, said Bonnie Patterson, president and CEO of the Council of Ontario Universities (COU).

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In the News

Google Canada’s top engineer on how to build an innovation economy October 28, 2016

Google recognized something special was happening up here – the entrepreneurialism, the quality of higher education and the loyalty of the talented engineers who just want to invent great things.

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Thomson Reuters to Add Up to 1,500 Jobs in Toronto October 11, 2016

Thomson Reuters says it plans to add 1,500 more jobs to its Toronto location, partly because of the software skills of the graduates of Ontario universities.

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Separating science from innovation: An important task October 3, 2016

It is uncommon today to hear universities accused of being ivory towers. But it remains true that they have a special function, and that function, the pursuit of knowledge, needs protecting.

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Brock prof says The Tragically Hip bringing Canada together August 19, 2016

The Tragically Hip’s final concert tour has been less emotional than a Brock University pop culture professor expected. Instead, the iconic Canadian band is doing what it does best: putting on amazing shows, writes Dan Dakin of Brock News.

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News Releases

Ontario’s Universities Help Pave a Greener Path to a Cleaner Future November 29, 2016

Whether it’s exploring ways to adapt to a changing climate, saving energy in our homes, supporting locally produced food, or driving cleaner cars, Ontario’s universities are illustrating their commitment to a more sustainable future, concludes the Council of Ontario Universities’ (COU) annual Going Greener report.

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Laurier furthers gendered violence prevention efforts with policy approval and recommendations from safety survey November 25, 2016

Wilfrid Laurier University has approved a student-focused gendered and sexual violence policy and procedures, and will implement recommendations from a university safety survey as part of its ongoing, multi-faceted efforts to address gendered and sexual violence and support those who have experienced it.

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WHO Collaborating Centre at Western University to address international access to surgical care and anesthesia November 24, 2016

Researchers at Western University have been tapped by the World Health Organization (WHO) to be the first official Collaborating Centre to study access to safe surgical and perioperative medicine on the global stage.

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New leadership role focused on equity and fairness November 15, 2016

Ensuring McMaster takes a pro-active stance while also meeting its commitments and obligations to be a fair, equitable and diverse place to conduct research, teach and study is the focus of a new leadership role at the University.

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