Although research is the backbone of HEQCO’s work, that type of work cannot exist in a vacuum. As a provincial government agency focused on sector improvement, HEQCO recognizes the importance of cross-sector collaboration and knowledge sharing and hosting events is one way of cultivating those types of relationships.
From 2011 to 2018, HEQCO hosted an annual conference that brought together representatives from colleges and universities, the K-12 sector, different levels of government and community organizations. Through programs of interactive workshops, presentations and keynote speakers, our conferences served as a way to share knowledge and best practices while fostering connections across the sector.
HEQCO has also convened additional events to examine more specialized topics such as apprenticeship and the skilled trades, work integrated learning, student pathways to postsecondary education and the links between higher education and the labour market.
HEQCO will continue to seek out ways of fostering collaboration and connection between various stakeholders across the postsecondary and broader education spectrum.
Further details on previous HEQCO events, including presentations, can be found below.
In May 2021, HEQCO announced a call for proposals to create a consortium that would evaluate programs or interventions relating to the acquisition, development and/or articulation of transferable skills. Over the last two years, we have funded seven projects that sought to cultivate one or more in-demand, transferable skills such as numeracy, leadership, time management […]
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, […]
On Friday November 18, 2016, HEQCO, the Centre for the Study of Canadian and International Higher Education at OISE and the Ontario Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development will host a half-day symposium…
On Friday, April 29, 2016 the Centre for the Study of Canadian and International Higher Education at OISE will join with the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU), as well as the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO) to host a free, half-day symposium.