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How does Ontario benefit from more entrepreneurial students?

Economists have said economic growth depends on the injection of new start-ups and business innovation in the economy.

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Alternative text: How much government funding do Ontario universities receive compared to universities in other parts of Canada?

How much government funding do Ontario universities receive compared to universities in other parts of Canada?

Ontario universities educate more students for less than universities in any other province. Provincial grants to Ontario universities, on a per-student basis, are the lowest in the country. In fact, ...

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Alternative text: What are the social benefits to getting a university education?

What are the social benefits to getting a university education?

In a study of the social returns of higher education, the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO) found that postsecondary graduates are more likely to volunteer, donate money and vote, and are less likely to require social assistance. University graduates are also more likely to ...

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Alternative text: How does Ontario benefit from more entrepreneurial students?

How does Ontario benefit from more entrepreneurial students?

Economists have said economic growth depends on the injection of new start-ups and business innovation in the economy. The U.S.-based Kauffman Foundation, which is devoted to entrepreneurship, recently concluded that any new job growth comes entirely from start-up firms. And the recent National ...

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Alternative text: What are universities doing to reduce their environmental footprint?

What are universities doing to reduce their environmental footprint?

Ontario university presidents have been driving forward on the greening of their campus since 2009 when they came together to sign a pledge for bold action on the environment. They didn’t just want to talk about environmental sustainability; they wanted measurable results and ...

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Alternative text: What are the benefits of having a university in your community?

What are the benefits of having a university in your community?

Not only do universities inject billions of dollars into the cities of this province each year, they also transform communities in many other ways. Read the COU report Change Agent. Ontario’s Universities: Transforming Communities, Transforming Lives

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Alternative text: What is the economic impact of Ontario universities?

What is the economic impact of Ontario universities?

Universities make a significant economic impact on their communities. Check out the quick facts below to get a snapshot of the findings of the Conference Board of Canada's report, The Economic Impact of Post-Secondary Education in Canada, released in 2014.

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