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Access Reboot: New Directions for Higher Education

We are very pleased to announce the return of the HEQCO conference. This one-day, in-person event will be taking place on November 3, 2023 at the Delta Hotel Toronto. HEQCO’s 9th conference, Access Reboot: New Directions for Higher Education will be an opportunity to share best practices, develop ideas and challenge traditional approaches to equity, […]

Women in Academia

Welcome to the Women in Academia Project HEQCO is pleased to announce the release of a multi-part research project designed to explore current and historical gender disparities among faculty in Ontario universities. Despite advocacy efforts, collective bargaining, targeted funding and legislation, gaps in representation, promotion and earnings for women academics persist. These inequalities are especially […]

Quick Stats

How many Ontario students applied to the province’s colleges and universities during the last decade? How many enrolled? How many graduated? Find the answers to these and other good questions in Quick Stats, a compendium of data on Ontario’s postsecondary system. Note: All visualizations begin in 2013 and go up to the most recent year […]

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Examining the Role of Sociodemographic Characteristics in Postsecondary Non-completion and Labour Market Outcomes

Examining the Role of Sociodemographic Characteristics in Postsecondary Non-completion and Labour Market Outcomes was written by Ken Chatoor and Ryan Tishcoff, Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario. Students who face barriers accessing postsecondary education also see lower completion rates and worse employment outcomes after graduation. The strength of Ontario’s postsecondary education (PSE) system is linked […]

Ontario Learning Since the COVID-19 Pandemic: An Updated Look at Student Experiences and Outcomes in 2021–2022

Ontario Learning Since the COVID-19 Pandemic: An Updated Look at Student Experiences and Outcomes in 2021–2022 was written by Sarah Brumwell and Jackie Pichette, Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario. Several challenges to student persistence and integration that emerged during the pandemic diminished as in-person courses and campus access resumed. The sudden shift to online-only […]

Postsecondary-offered Microcredentials in Ontario: What does the Evidence Tell Us?

Postsecondary-offered Microcredentials in Ontario: What does the Evidence Tell Us? was written by Jackie Pichette and Rachel Courts, Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario. Microcredentials may help upskill Ontarians but show less promise as an entry point to comprehensive (re)training. A new review by the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO) offers insight into […]

Supporting Student Mental Health in Ontario: Exploring Best Practices and Identifying Gaps

Supporting Student Mental Health in Ontario: Exploring Best Practices and Identifying Gaps was written by Ken Chatoor, Natalie Pilla, Lena Balata, Haleemah Shah & Amy Kaufman, Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario. Ontario’s postsecondary education system has a robust mental health strategy that is evolving to meet the increased demand for services Demand for student […]

Thank you for joining us at Access Reboot!

Access Reboot: New Directions for Higher Education took place on Friday, November 3 in Toronto. The event brought together institutional staff, community partners, representatives from the Ministry of Colleges and Universities and other postsecondary education (PSE) stakeholders to share best practices, develop ideas and challenge traditional approaches to equity, diversity, inclusion, decolonization and accessibility in […]

Learning from Educator Experiences with Grade 9 Destreaming Supports and Strategies

Learning from Educator Experiences with Grade 9 Destreaming Supports and Strategies was written by Ryan Tishcoff and Jackie Pichette. Destreaming workshop provided educators an opportunity to share experiences and offer recommendations for improvement. The Ontario government first announced plans to destream Grade 9 compulsory courses, starting with grade 9 math, in July of 2020. Since […]