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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

Indigenizing the academy April 6, 2016

See what Canadian universities are doing to weave indigenous peoples, cultures and knowledge into the fabric of their campuses.

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Inspiring Aboriginal Learners March 28, 2016

Four Aboriginal university students and graduates from the Council of Ontario Universities' Future Further campaign discuss their educational experiences and how Ontario universities are making campuses more inviting for them.

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Liberal arts degrees are a good investment March 9, 2016

History majors, take heart. All that talk about liberal arts graduates being destined for a lifetime of reduced earnings and limited job prospects is just that – a lot of talk. New research shows that a liberal arts degree is a great economic investment.

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St. Mike’s, Ryerson celebrate incubator partnership February 17, 2016

St. Michael’s Hospital and Ryerson University celebrated the formal launch of a 20-year partnership to research and develop innovative healthcare solutions and to support start-up biomedical companies seeking to improve patient care.

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News Releases

Student Inventions Break Down Barriers in Accessibility at COU’s 2016 IDeA Competition May 5, 2016

A program that connects a corporation with members of the disability community to identify career paths, an app that utilizes Google Glass to read sign language, and a remote-powered device that adjusts closets to make vertical storage more accessible to wheelchair users are among finalists in the Council of Ontario Universities’ annual Innovative Designs for Accessibility (IDeA) student competition – a provincial contest that focuses on removing barriers for people with disabilities.

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Role-playing alien game to promote deep learning in new course, says York U instructor May 4, 2016

Having students role play characters in a multi-player, online science fiction game is one way to increase their critical thinking skills. That’s the idea behind a new course starting May 9 at York University that has students choosing their own game adventure.

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Making the case for partnerships with cities: Universities Canada at U of T April 29, 2016

Annual Universities Canada conference brings mayors, higher education leaders from across the country

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York U’s new Centre and EcoCampus offer hands-on education in a Costa Rican rainforest April 26, 2016

The Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University opened its new Lillian Meighen Wright Centre and EcoCampus on April 25 in southern Costa Rica, offering students hands-on experiential learning from deep within a rainforest.

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