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Letters & Opinions
April 11, 2013 - Opinion editorial by Feridun Hamdullahpur, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Waterloo in the Waterloo Region Record, "Bridging Canada's innovation gap"
March 18, 2013 - Max Blouw, President and Vice-Chancellor of Wilfrid Laurier University writes in the Waterloo Region Record that "Higher education not an 'either-or' choice"
February 15, 2013 - Opinion editorial by Bonnie M. Patterson, "In defense of a university education"
January 17, 2013 - "Guess what? There's no 'lost generation' of grads." Alex Usher commenting in the Globe and Mail
October 2012 - Opinion editorial by Julia Christensen Hughes, Dean of the College of Management and Economics at the University of Guelph
September 2012 - Opinion editorial by Alastair Summerlee, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Guelph and Chair of the Council of Ontario Universities
August 2012 - Opinion editorial by Amit Chakma, President, Western University: International students are an opportunity, not a cost
August 2012 - Opinion editorial by Daniel Woolf, Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Queen's University: Changing postsecondary education must be a collective process
July 2012 - Opinion editorial by Lorna Jean Edmonds, executive advisor to the vice-president, research at the University of Ottawa
July 2012 - A university degree's value is incontestable - Globe and Mail commentary by, Jeffrey Simpson
May 2012 - Opinion editorial by Daniel Woolf, Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Queen's University: The ivory tower is showing cracks
April 2012 - Making a university truly global - Daniel Woolf, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Queen's University, from AIEA's President's Perspective series
February 18, 2012 - Opinion editorial by Max Blouw, President and Vice-Chancellor of Wilfrid Laurier University: Gauging the priority of postsecondary education
January 2, 2012 - Canada's potential is inseparable from Aboriginal potential - Commentary by Paul Davidson, President, AUCC
August 29, 2011 - "Rebalancing the Academy: teaching and research at Canadian universities" - blog post by Daniel Woolf, Queen's Principal, as part of AUCC's "The University Commons" dialogue series
July 7, 2011 - Bonnie Patterson in response to an article from the Globe and Mail
April 19, 2011 - Opinion editorial by Roseann O'Reilly Runte, President of Carleton University: Learning to live in a globalized world
May 9, 2013 - Speech by Allan Rock, President of the University of Ottawa, to the Canadian Club of Ottawa
May 8, 2013 - Remarks by Sheldon Levy, President and Vice-Chancellor of Ryerson University, to the Empire Club of Canada
May 6, 2013 - An address by David Naylor, President of the University of Toronto, to the Rotary Club of Toronto
March 21, 2013 - Remarks by Bonnie M. Patterson, President & CEO of the Council of Ontario Universities, to the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs during the pre-Budget consultations
March 15, 2013 - Remarks by David Naylor, President of the University of Toronto, to the Empire Club of Canada
November 7, 2012 - "Is education Canada's next great export? Our role in lifting global competitiveness":
Remarks by Mamdouh Shoukri, President and Vice-Chancellor, York University, to the Economic Club
November 7, 2012 - Remarks by Bonnie M. Patterson, President and CEO of the Council of Ontario Universities, to the 2012 Ontario Economic Summit. Patterson was a Co-Chair at the Summit
May 15, 2012 - Bonnie Patterson, COU President and CEO talks about university and community partnerships at the Town & Gown Association 2012 Symposium
March 23, 2012 - David Naylor's address to the Toronto Board of Trade as part of their Courage to Innovate series
January 24, 2012 - Premier Dalton McGuinty's remarks to the Canadian Club of Toronto
November 15, 2011 - Premier Dalton McGuinty at the Economic Club of Canada
November 2, 2011 - Sheldon Levy, President, Ryerson University, at the Economic Club of Canada: Innovation and Entrepreneurship: A New Direction for Universities
The 2011 David C. Smith Lecture, by Dr. Peter George
May 30, 2011 - Hon. John Milloy, Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities at the Canadian Club of Toronto: Putting Students First
Audio & Video
April 5, 2013 - Heather Munroe-Blum and David Naylor discuss the future of postsecondary education at the Canadian Club
February 6, 2013 - Bonnie M. Patterson discusses research and innovation in the lead up to the 2013 ORION THINK Conference
For pre-2011 Letters, opinions and speeches, click here
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