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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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Ontario Continuing to Welcome Newcomers with Expanded and Modernized Immigration Program February 16, 2017

Ontario is continuing to help businesses attract the talented people they need to compete globally by accepting more skilled newcomers than ever before through its successful Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP).

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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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York University helps employers quickly respond to one of Canada’s largest talent shortages February 9, 2017

With access to more data than ever before, businesses are facing a serious shortage of big data experts and predictive analysts who know how to properly analyze it. York University's School of Continuing Studies is pioneering a unique solution to this challenge.

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Government funds boost OCAD University commitment to research and innovation  January 24, 2017

OCAD University has been awarded $4.5 million from the Ministry of Innovation, Science and Economic Development’s Post-Secondary Institutions Strategic Investment Fund (SIF). The Fund is a Government of Canada program that is providing up to $2 billion to accelerate strategic construction, repair and maintenance at universities and colleges across Canada.

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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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