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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, […]

Career Opportunities and Requests for Proposals

Career Opportunities There are no job postings at this time. Request for Proposals There are no opportunities at this time. Notice regarding RFP #23/24-RFP-001 RFP #23/24-RFP-001 was posted on the HEQCO web site on November 1, 2023, and closed on November 22, 2023. The contract has been awarded to CentriLogic Inc. for a 2-year term […]

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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The Access Reboot Conference Is Here. Join Us to Expand the Conversations About Access in Postsecondary Education.

On November 3, HEQCO’s ninth conference will bring together attendees from across the higher education sector to share best practices, develop ideas and challenge traditional approaches to equity, diversity, inclusion, decolonization and accessibility in our postsecondary education system. Access Reboot: New Directions for Higher Education will take place at the Delta Hotel in Toronto. Register […]

Exploring the Relationship Between High School Math Achievement and PSE Pathways Using the CRP Dataset

Exploring the Relationship Between High School Math Achievement and PSE Pathways Using the CRP Dataset was written by Jackie Pichette, David Kanters & Sofia Ahmed. Students with stronger math achievement in high school are more likely to access and succeed in postsecondary education Students with stronger math achievement tend to graduate high school, access postsecondary […]

What’s Driving Student Decisions? Analyzing 2022 Ontario College Application Data

What’s Driving Student Decisions? Analyzing 2022 Ontario College Application Data was written by Hagar Effah, Sarah Brumwell, Margaret de Leon & Jackie Pichette, Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario. Ontario college applicants more open to online learning, but younger students prefer more in-class options A survey of recent college applicants finds that applicants across demographic […]

Inclusion in Work-integrated Learning: Lessons from Administrators, Employers and Students

Inclusion in Work-integrated Learning: Lessons from Administrators, Employers and Students was written by Ken Chatoor & Amy Kaufman, Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario. Study reveals the importance of inclusivity to work-integrated learning experiences and where improvements can be made Work-integrated learning (WIL) provides many benefits for postsecondary education (PSE) students including improved labour market […]

Guiding Policy and Practice in International Education: Introducing the Consortium on International Education

The Consortium on International Education is a new HEQCO-funded research project involving five partner organizations. Each partner will conduct evidence-based research to inform policy and practice and address growing concerns related to the state of international education in Ontario. Over the next two years, the partners will investigate the quality, accountability and sustainability of international […]

Analyzing Student Supports in Destreamed Math: Helping Students Succeed and Make Informed Choices About PSE

Analyzing Student Supports in Destreamed Math: Helping Students Succeed and Make Informed Choices About PSE was written by Natalie Pilla, Ryan Tishcoff & Jackie Pichette, Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario. Ontario’s destreaming policy shows early signs of success, but equity and awareness gaps remain The July 2020 decision by the Ontario government to destream […]