Partnering to Build a Strong Ontario: 2020 Pre-Budget Submission to the Ontario Government

Ontario’s universities’ 2020 Pre-Budget Submission details how government and universities can partner to unleash the potential of our province by helping our students gain the transferable skills they need to thrive, sharing cutting-edge infrastructure with local businesses and fueling a dynamic innovation ecosystem that will drive economic development and help build a stronger Ontario.

Scroll down to see a video, key facts and stories highlighting the impacts of Ontario’s universities to our students, communities and province.

 

Published
January 31, 2020
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Key Facts
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Pearson's 2019 Global Learner Survey found that nearly 65% of Canadians believe the world is shifting to a model where people participate in education over a lifetime.
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According to Work Integrated Learning and Post-Secondary Education: What Students Think, Abacus Data found 86% of current students and recent graduates in Canada said experiential learning led to an easier transition from school to a successful career.
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Between 2011-12 and 2017-18, the total number of students registering a mental health disability as their primary disability increase by 151%, while several institutions are reporting an increase of more than 200 per cent.
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More than 280,000 students have used university incubators to help turn their research into products and services, and create more than 2,200 start-ups and 4,700 jobs.
“To succeed in the knowledge economy the pipeline of young talent will need to be dynamic and resilient, equipped with a broad suite of technical and soft skills.”
Future-Proof: Preparing Young Canadians for the Future of Work, the Brookfield Institute
Making an Impact
Accelerating growth of start-ups and SMEs in Eastern Ontario
Gaining hands-on experience through joint engineering program
Putting eastern Ontario on a high-tech map