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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

The innovation long game starts now February 9, 2016

Paul Davidson of Universities Canada talks about the role of university infrastructure, innovation and research in helping drive Canada's economy forward.

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Aboriginal grads join push to help peers embrace higher learning February 2, 2016

Raigelee Alorut, an Inuit grandmother, is among the aboriginal university grads joining a campaign urging indigenous people to get a higher education.

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Universities ask for sexual violence bill to apply to staff as well as students January 25, 2016

Organizations representing Ontario universities and colleges largely support a government bill that would require each school to implement and frequently review a sexual violence policy, but they're also asking for a few small changes.

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Heard: 404,700 applications filed for Ontario universities for this fall January 18, 2016

High school students sent nearly 405,000 applications to Ontario universities for this fall's school year. Almost 88,000 secondary school students filed more than 404,700 applications for spots at Ontario's 20 publicly funded universities for the 2016 academic year - down just 0.1 per cent from the previous year's levels.

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News Releases

Lakehead University and Confederation College holding Therapeutic Recreation Summit February 10, 2016

Around 50 students from Confederation College and Lakehead University will participate in the Therapeutic Recreation Summit where they will have the opportunity to exchange knowledge, discuss employment opportunities and share insights with professionals.

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Ryerson University to partner with top companies in India on energy research February 8, 2016

Ryerson University is returning from the 2016 Ontario Trade Mission to India with two signed agreements in support of on-going energy research at the university.

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Detecting prostate cancer with a drop of blood and Gulf War technology February 4, 2016

Gulf War technology is making it possible for researchers to detect prostate cancer with a single drop of blood.

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Aboriginal Role Models Show Peers How to Take Their Futures Further at Ontario Universities February 2, 2016

Aboriginal learners who have followed their passion and found their voice at Ontario universities are spreading the word to their peers in a series of testimonials about the transformative power of a university education in hopes of inspiring other Aboriginal youth to see the benefit of higher education.

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