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In today’s fast-changing global economy, the role universities have to play is ever-expanding beyond the four walls of the classroom or lab, and into the many communities and regions they serve. The university has become a hub for social and economic innovation, where students, researchers, businesses, and community organizations creatively work together to move groundbreaking ideas to market.
Through these dynamic partnerships with industry and communities, Ontario’s universities are deeply committed to contributing to the innovation ecosystem that ultimately helps the province’s students thrive, its communities flourish, and its economy prosper.
Innovation on Ontario’s campuses supports student success through course programming, experiential learning opportunities, and student entrepreneurship. It helps build vibrant communities through job creation and shared spaces with community members. It drives a dynamic province through applied research partnerships for industry success to boost the local and provincial economies.