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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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Access Persistence and Barriers in Postsecondary Education

Research Summary: In Access, Persistence, and Barriers in Postsecondary Education: A Literature Review and Outline of Future Research, the Educational Policy Institute (EPI) provides an overview of the current research on access to, and retention within, postsecondary education systems. It also provides recommendations about how access to higher education in Ontario can be monitored and […]

Institutional Student Financial Grants in Ontario

Research Summary: In Institutional Student Financial Grants in Ontario, the Educational Policy Institute (EPI) analyzes the type and amount of financial assistance provided to students by Ontario universities and colleges. EPI uses quantitative data obtained from postsecondary institutions through a nationwide survey, supplemented with qualitative interviews with key financial aid officials at institutions across Ontario. […]

Producing Indicators of Institutional Quality in Ontario Universities and Colleges

In Producing Indicators of Institutional Quality in Ontario Universities and Colleges: Options for Producing, Managing and Displaying Comparative Data, the Educational Policy Institute (EPI) assesses the information needs of Ontario’s postsecondary system, what types of comparative quality indicator data are currently available, and how an effective common higher education data architecture could be structured. EPI […]

Accessibility in Ontarios Postsecondary Education System An Interprovincial Comparative Analysis

Accessibility in Ontario’s Postsecondary Education System: An Interprovincial Comparative Analysis seeks to review the performance of Ontario’s postsecondary system in terms of accessibility and participation through an analysis of various statistical measures of access by socioeconomic status. The research is based around various dimensions of accessibility, including financial barriers, capacity within the system, academic preparedness, […]

Polytechnics in Higher Education Systems A Comparative Review and Policy Implications for Ontario

“Polytechnics” in Higher Education Systems: A Comparative Review and Policy Implications for Ontario seeks to critically examine the experiences of selected higher education jurisdictions with polytechnic education through a literature review of relevant developments in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Finland and Canada (specifically British Columbia, Alberta and New Brunswick). Insights from this analysis […]