News Releases

HEQCO experts are available to speak to media on a variety of issues related to the access, quality and accountability of postsecondary education in Ontario. To arrange an interview, please contact:

​Matt Ross – Director, Communications

First research reports released from Hamilton Community Research Partnership – an innovative collaboration aimed at understanding the journey of Hamilton students

Hamilton (Nov. 30, 2022) – The Hamilton Community Research Partnership (CRP) is pleased to announce the publication of the first research reports from this innovative collaboration. By combining data from multiple school boards and postsecondary institutions, it is now possible to understand the journey of students in Hamilton from kindergarten through graduation of a postsecondary […]


Dr. Karin Schnarr appointed chair of HEQCO Board of Directors

Toronto, March 24, 2022 – Dr. Karin Schnarr, an associate professor of policy at the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics (Lazaridis School) at Wilfrid Laurier University, has been appointed as chair of the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario’s (HEQCO) Board of Directors for a three-year term ending June 2024, succeeding interim chair Patricia […]

New HEQCO report brings clarity to the confusing world of microcredentials

May 5, 2021 – Making Sense of Microcredentials, a new report from the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO), provides a clear definition for microcredentials and insight into their perceived and potential value for employers, government, postsecondary institutions and potential students. Working with the Business + Higher Education Roundtable (BHER), Colleges and Institutes Canada […]

BHER and HEQCO partner on microcredentials research to improve skills development

Fuelled by a shared interest in skills development and training, the Business + Higher Education Roundtable (BHER) is proud to partner with the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO) to conduct research that will improve collective understanding of microcredentials to inform future development and delivery.

​Dr. Daniel Woolf joins HEQCO Board of Directors

Daniel Woolf, Principal Emeritus of Queen’s University, has been appointed to the board of directors of the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO), effective April 24, 2020. Having served as Queen’s Principal and Vice-Chancellor between 2009 and 2019, Dr. Woolf remains a professor in the Department of History at Queen’s. He is a fellow […]