Innovative education strategies are helping Ontario university students succeed.


Ontario’s universities are leaders in accessibility and are committed to breaking down barriers faced by people with visible and invisible disabilities.

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Applications & Enrolment

Hundreds of thousands of applications are made each year to Ontario universities as demand remains strong for the skills gained on and off campuses.

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Credit Transfers

Hundreds of agreements between colleges and universities exist to allow students to transfer their credits between institutions. The Ontario Council on Articulation and Transfer (ONCAT) was created to find even more pathways. Today’s students can customize their education to suit their own goals and needs, and the needs of the job market.

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Experiential Learning & Co-ops

Ontario’s universities are equipping the next generation of leaders with the skills required for career success by providing students with real-life work experience across all disciplines through co-ops, community service placements and other experiential learning opportunities.

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Graduate Education

Ontario educates the largest number of graduate students in Canada, and has experienced tremendous growth in graduate education in the last decade. University research and graduate education play a critical role in economic growth and development through research and innovation.

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Online Learning

Online and technology-enhanced courses and programs in Ontario are giving students greater flexibility as they pursue their degrees, and Ontario universities are committed to expanding online learning for students, to give them more opportunities to work on their own schedules, at their own pace and from any location.

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Quality Assurance

Ontario universities are international leaders in quality assurance, and are committed to ensuring all programs have clearly articulated learning outcomes that are linked to appropriate degree level expectations.

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Teaching & Learning

Whether it’s the flipped classroom or lessons delivered by video, Ontario universities are bringing innovation to the way teachers teach and students learn.

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Health Sciences Education

Ontario universities’ health sciences graduates are moving the health-care system forward with cutting-edge research, evidenced-based practice and compassionate care.

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Ontario universities share goal of protecting free speech on campus, will work closely with government August 30, 2018

Ontario universities share the Ontario government’s interest in protecting freedom of speech, and are committed to working with all stakeholders, including faculty, students, and the province, to provide opportunities for thoughtful debate and discussion on our campuses.     

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Universities look forward to working with Premier Ford’s first cabinet to build a better future for the people of Ontario June 29, 2018

Ontario’s universities congratulate the ministers sworn in today to the cabinet of Premier Doug Ford, and we look forward to working with the new government as partners in building a better future for the people of Ontario.

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Honouring research to improve life for young people with autism June 27, 2018

Patrick Jachyra, a PhD candidate at the University of Toronto, and Kaitlyn Parks, a Master’s student at Western University, are the 2018 recipients of the Council of Ontario Universities’ Autism Scholarship Awards.

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Ontario’s universities congratulate Doug Ford and the PCs on winning the provincial election June 8, 2018

Ontario’s universities congratulate Premier-elect Doug Ford and the Progressive Conservative Party on a successful campaign in the provincial election. We look forward to partnering with the new government to help create a better future for students, communities and the province.

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