Informing the Future of Higher Education


Council hosts lecture by international quality assurance expert

John Randall, now an international consultant in the fields of higher education and professional training, spoke in Toronto on March 25 at an event hosted by the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario. During his lecture to more than 100 leaders from Ontario’s higher education community, Mr. Randall imparted some of his extensive experience in developing and administrating systems of quality assurance for postsecondary education.

Performance Indicators Workshop for Universities

A key component of the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario’s mandate is to advise the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities on the accountability of the postsecondary education sector, particularly on the format and content of Multi-Year Accountability Agreements (MYAAs) between the Ministry and institutions. Thus, the Council welcomed an opportunity to discuss this important challenge at a workshop organized in collaboration with the Council of Ontario Universities (COU) at Ryerson University on November 23, 2007.

HEQCO/College Dialogue on Learning Research

The Council’s second workshop brought together representatives from all of Ontario’s 24 colleges of applied arts and technology to discuss learning quality. The HEQCO/College Dialogue on Learning Research – Present and Future was held on October 17, 2007 and focused on the current state of the colleges’ learning related data gathering and research, sharing of successful practices in […]

Education Decisions of Canadian Youth (Abstract)

Research Summary: A Synthesis Report on Access to Postsecondary Education This report is a synopsis of the published research on access to higher education in Canada. The report serves to provide an understanding of the education decisions that students make beginning in grade 10 and continuing throughout high school and postsecondary education. The purpose of […]

HEQCO Discussion Paper: Priorities and Research Agenda (Abstract)

Research Summary: The Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO) is seeking comments on the priorities and research agenda it should adopt during its initial years of operation. In recent years ​the Ontario government has made significant changes in its policy framework for postsecondary education. The creation of the Council is one of these changes. By statute, the […]


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 […]

Career Opportunities

Research Intern May 16, 2022 Company: Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario Phone: (416) 212-3893 E-mail: hr@heqco.ca Website: www.heqco.ca Description of the organization: The Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO) is an agency of the Government of Ontario that brings evidence-based research to the continued improvement of the province’s postsecondary education system. As part […]

Freedom of Speech

Ontario Campus Free Speech Policy The Minister of Colleges and Universities announced on August 30, 2018 that publicly funded colleges and universities must by January 1, 2019 develop, implement and comply with a free speech policy that meets the minimum standard set by the minister. The objective of the Ontario Campus Free Speech Policy is to ensure […]