This pre-budget submission was written to advocate for Ontario universities in advance of the 2011 provincial budget. It makes seven recommendations for the consideration of funding for provincial ...

2011 Provincial Pre-Budget Submission: Advancing University Education for the Benefit of Ontarians

Published: January 10, 2011

This pre-budget submission was written to advocate for Ontario universities in advance of the 2011 provincial budget. It makes seven recommendations for the consideration of funding for provincial universities for the following areas: quality; growth; capital; differentiation; online institute; international; and credit transfer.

If we are serious about competing in the creative age, we have to invest in building the skills and capacities that will give us the advantage we need. — Roger Martin
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In the five years preceding this report, more than 40,000 new undergraduate students had enrolled in university - the equivalent of adding another McMaster University and University of Windsor combined!
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