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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

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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BCIT associate vice-president Dr. David Porter selected as new CEO of eCampusOntario July 14, 2016

Dr. David Porter, the associate VP of education support and innovation at the British Columbia Institute of Technology, has been selected as the new CEO of eCampusOntario.

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News Releases

COU Statement: Universities Excited to Work as Partners in the Expansion of Postsecondary Education October 26, 2016

“The Ontario government’s plan to create new university-led postsecondary sites in the growing communities of Brampton and Milton is a key opportunity for universities, employers and communities to work together as partners for a brighter future for students, and for all Ontarians," says David Lindsay, President and CEO of the Council of Ontario Universities.

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Cow Antibodies May Hold Cure to Fighting Human Diseases: U of G Study October 20, 2016

Cow antibodies may hold the secret for making novel vaccines against human diseases from gut infections to HIV to cancer, according to a new paper by University of Guelph scientists.

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Bonnie M. Patterson Receives 2016 David C. Smith Award in Recognition of her Many Contributions to Higher Education October 14, 2016

“In four decades of service to Canada’s universities, Bonnie Patterson has been a passionate advocate for students and a dedicated champion of higher education."

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McMaster unveils new Indigenous Circle teaching and gathering space October 5, 2016

McMaster University has opened a new outdoor space for classes, ceremonies, performances and other activities, designed to affirm the importance of Indigenous knowledge to the university community.

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