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On Our Radar – Non-Traditional Pathways

On Our Radar features HEQCO staff and guest bloggers offering their unique perspectives on trends, new ideas, and hot-button issues in higher education. The opinions are those of the authors. Adult education is a growth industry in Canada. Individuals who leave high school before graduating and immigrants with foreign credentials are just some of the […]

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On Our Radar – First-person, first-time online learning

On Our Radar features HEQCO staff and guest bloggers offering their unique perspectives on trends, new ideas, and hot-button issues in higher education. The opinions are those of the authors. Many people have strong opinions about online learning but few have actually engrossed themselves in the experience. Call me a curious cynic or optimist depending […]

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On Our Radar – Law school access

On Our Radar features HEQCO staff and guest bloggers offering their unique perspectives on trends, new ideas, and hot-button issues in higher education. The opinions are those of the authors. Access to postsecondary education has been a research priority for HEQCO since its inception.  An interesting twist to the access issue has recently surfaced with […]

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Frank Iacobucci: In celebration of HEQCO’s first board chairman

It seems inconceivable that there could be a HEQCO Board of Directors meeting without the Honourable Frank Iacobucci at the helm.  But after six years as HEQCO’s first chairman, the inconceivable is upon us. The tribute below can only begin to tell the story of Frank’s many contributions to this agency and Canadian higher education.  […]

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Susan Bloch-Nevitte: College/university info fairs: separate solitudes seems “old school”

HEQCO’s communications team seized the occasion of the recent Ontario college and university information fairs to shoulder up to prospective postsecondary students, since our home on the 24th floor of the Toronto Star Building doesn’t lend itself to day-to-day contact with students.  (That will change, however, when Collège Boréal moves its Toronto operations to 1 […]

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Ken Norrie: A tribute to our outgoing VP Research

As some of you may already know, Ken Norrie, HEQCO’s first vice president, research, concludes his time with us in mid-December. HEQCO is all about evidence-based research, and the following staff-written tribute to Ken is clear evidence of his unwavering commitment to research, to higher education and to his many colleagues. I join them in […]

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Fear of Finance: Breaking down barriers to postsecondary education

A new HEQCO conference, Fear of Finance: Financial Literacy and Planning for Postsecondary Education (Nov. 3-4) will explore educational financial literacy — the knowledge of the costs, benefits and available aid associated with higher education. And it’s not a moment too soon. Ontario leads the nation in postsecondary participation, but despite rising enrolments overall, the […]

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2011 Community Report: Taking it to the streets

HEQCO has produced or commissioned more than 126 research studies on postsecondary access, quality and accountability. While we regularly share our research with hundreds of people involved in the sector, including government, academic leaders and media, we can’t really expect the beleaguered press to tell our story to the broader public as often as we’d […]

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Frank Iacobucci: Lightning struck twice in 2010-11

Because of the fundamental importance of people to any organization, I begin with a key turning point last year when we said goodbye to our founding president, Jim Downey, and welcomed our new president, Harvey Weingarten.  With Jim and Harvey, lightning has struck HEQCO twice:  Jim got HEQCO going and recruited most of our talented […]