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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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Premier Attends Daughters for Life Scholarship Ceremonies May 19, 2016

Ontario universities partner with Daughters for Life Foundation to offer unique scholarships to empower young women in Israel and the West Bank.

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Indigenizing the academy April 6, 2016

See what Canadian universities are doing to weave indigenous peoples, cultures and knowledge into the fabric of their campuses.

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Inspiring Aboriginal Learners March 28, 2016

Four Aboriginal university students and graduates from the Council of Ontario Universities' Future Further campaign discuss their educational experiences and how Ontario universities are making campuses more inviting for them.

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Liberal arts degrees are a good investment March 9, 2016

History majors, take heart. All that talk about liberal arts graduates being destined for a lifetime of reduced earnings and limited job prospects is just that – a lot of talk. New research shows that a liberal arts degree is a great economic investment.

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Professor Glen Jones appointed new OISE dean at the University of Toronto May 19, 2016

University of Toronto Vice-President and Provost, Professor Cheryl Regehr, has announced Professor Glen A. Jones, as the 10th head of the University’s Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) for a five-year term, beginning July 1, 2016.

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OCAD University signs agreement with Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem May 19, 2016

OCAD University today announced a research and educational partnership with the Jerusalem-based Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design to promote student, faculty, research and innovation linkages.

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McMaster to learn from Israel’s start-up expertise May 18, 2016

McMaster University is exploring Research and Development (R&D) and commercialization opportunities in Israel–widely described as a “start-up nation”– as part of a week-long business mission to the Middle East led by Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne.

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OPG, Durham, UOIT renew partnership, work towards bridging program May 13, 2016

Ontario Power Generation (OPG) will continue its support of post-secondary students in Durham Region by renewing a decade-long partnership with Durham College (DC) and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT). The $5-million investment will support capital expenditures, educational programs, equipment, scholarships and bursaries for students at both institutions.

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