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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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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 […]

National Survey of Student Engagement Workshop

The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) Workshop was an important event for HEQCO. It was our first public research venture and focused on two key components of our research plan – learning quality and accountability. It signaled our intent to work closely with established experts to build on existing research and analysis. Finally, it was a valuable opportunity to “test drive” a workshop model that we hope to use on future occasions.