Get all the latest news and commentary about the university sector.

Bonnie Patterson

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).

Learn More


Wendy McCann
Director, Strategic Communications & Media Relations

In the News

Waterloo student entrepreneur develops biochip designed to monitor surgery patients March 7, 2017

A University of Waterloo student working on an implantable biochip to detect complications after surgery will compete against other young Canadian entrepreneurs for a chance at $10,000.

Read more
Outrage not justified on Ontario electricity prices March 6, 2017

"If we want clean air, a prosperous economy, and a low-carbon future, we'll have to pay for it," says Ontario Research Chair Jatin Nathwani in this opinion piece for TVO's Current Affairs.

Read more
Parochialism and protectionism are the enemies of enlightenment: President Deane February 28, 2017

Parochialism and protectionism are the enemies of enlightenment, progress and discovery, and no institution can expect or continue to be great if it is walled off from the rest of the world.

Read more
Mac launches pharmaceutical company to seek out and destroy cancerous tumours February 28, 2017

McMaster’s Centre for Probe Development and Commercialization (CPDC) has secured $25M US ($33M CDN) in venture capital financing to launch a new pharmaceutical company in Hamilton, which will develop treatments using medical isotopes to identify, attack and eradicate cancer cells.

Read more

News Releases

McMaster answers global call to promote health of people, places, planet March 14, 2017

McMaster has joined the world’s health-promoting universities and colleges in signing the Okanagan Charter, dedicated to advancing human and societal health and wellbeing.

Read more
Amazon backs Waterloo student program to advance operational AI March 7, 2017

Engineering students at the University of Waterloo will apply classroom lessons in artificial intelligence (AI) to help develop new uses for a voice-activated virtual assistant system in a program funded by Amazon.

Read more
Researchers find new way to kill world’s worst superbugs March 6, 2017

McMaster researchers have found a new way to treat the world’s worst infectious diseases, the superbugs that are resistant to all known antibiotics.

Read more
York University Announces New President and Vice-Chancellor March 1, 2017

“Rhonda Lenton is a proven leader and will chart a successful course for York University’s next five years,” said Mr. Waugh.

Read more