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Ontario’s universities welcome new investment in STEM graduates to boost talent pipeline: Statement by COU President David Lindsay
October 18, 2017

“Universities are pleased to partner with the Ontario government to increase the number of postsecondary students graduating in STEM by 25 per cent over the next five years, as Ontario…

Almost 140,000 students and parents attend the Ontario Universities’ Fair
September 26, 2017

Close to 140,000 students and parents attended the Ontario Universities’ Fair (OUF) this past weekend, where the province’s 21 institutions gathered in one spot to help students get all the…

Roundtable Roundup: Creating Conversation for a Better Future
June 19, 2017

Over the course of the year, Ontario's universities held more than two dozen roundtables and community consultations with business, government and community leaders, part of a conversation with our partners…

Laurentian University is engaging the community to help shape Ontario’s future
May 29, 2017

How can we stimulate more social and scientific innovation? How can we position ourselves to be good partners with local communities? And how can we better prepare students and the…

OCAD University: The Future of Arts and Culture
May 18, 2017

The arts and culture industry has been hit as hard as any by the massive technological change that is disrupting our world. And the role that artists, designers and cultural…

Opening Up Data: Unlocking new ideas for a brighter future
May 12, 2017

Ontarians today are excited about what technology will bring in the future. That’s one of the messages we are repeatedly hearing in our online survey about the future of our…

Roundtable Series 4: The Future of Diversity and Inclusion
May 11, 2017

By David Lindsay On Tuesday, Ontario’s universities gathered a wide range of government, community, business and academic leaders to discuss the importance of diversity for Ontario’s future, and how the…

Roundtable Series 3: The Future of an Aging Population
May 04, 2017

By David Lindsay Ontario’s universities continued their year-long conversation about the future on Tuesday with a roundtable discussion about the dramatic demographic changes taking place in Ontario today. Leaders from…

Roundtable Series 2: The Future of Youth Employment
April 20, 2017

By David Lindsay A diverse group of leaders and thinkers gathered at RBC’s Toronto offices on Tuesday as Ontario universities continued their year-long series of conversations about the future with…