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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

Ontario Launches New Student Assistance Calculator December 12, 2016

With applications now open for college and university programs, Ontario has launched a new online calculator to help students and their families find out quickly and easily whether they qualify for free tuition or other grants and supports from the province.

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Scotiabank funds new design thinking research studio at OCAD University December 5, 2016

The Scotiabank Design Thinking Research Studio will allow the university to create a Design Thinking educational curriculum model and generate research, workshops, executive education and an annual open public forum.

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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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News Releases

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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Western study finds culturally relevant mentorship improves Indigenous students’ mental health, academic success December 14, 2016

A new study of Indigenous students in southwestern Ontario public schools shows those who received mentorship from a member of their community had better cultural connectedness, improved mental health and higher school credit accumulation than peers who were not mentored.

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94% of Ontario university grads have secured well-paying jobs two years after graduation: government survey December 14, 2016

University-educated graduates are using the advanced skills they learn at university to secure good, well-paying jobs soon after graduation, with 87 per cent employed within six months of graduation, and almost 94 per cent within two years.

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