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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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Accessibility Services at Ontario Colleges and Universities: Trends, Challenges and Recommendations for Government Funding Strategies

Accessibility Services at Ontario Colleges and Universities: Trends, Challenges and Recommendations for Government Funding Strategies was written by Sophie Lanthier, Ryan Tishcoff, Spencer Gordon & Julia Colyar. Demand for accommodation and accessibility supports in Ontario has grown significantly and funding has not kept pace Over the past decade, demand for accommodations and accessibility supports in […]

Linking Postsecondary Non-completion Rates and Labour Market Outcomes

Linking Postsecondary Non-completion Rates and Labour Market Outcomes was written by Julia Colyar, Ken Chatoor and Janice Deakin. Nearly one-quarter of Ontario students who enrolled in postsecondary education did not finish with a credential after eight years Ontario postsecondary education (PSE) boasts high access and participation rates, but this access is not synonymous with student […]

Without Province-wide Data, School Boards Help Us Piece Together Pandemic Impacts on Student Pathways

HEQCO partnered with multiple Ontario school boards to understand how pandemic learning disruptions impacted postsecondary education (PSE) pathways. Our work with the TDSB revealed impacts on student pathways were not as negative as some feared. Our partnerships with three school boards in Central-Eastern Ontario reinforced this finding while providing insight into regional differences. These boards […]

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 […]