Publications

HEQCO conducts and commissions studies and evaluations, often in partnership with Ontario’s colleges and universities, on key issues in accessibility, quality and accountability. Various organizations and individuals have considerable and valuable expertise in postsecondary education research. The research publications below reflect this collaboration with some of the best thinkers on issues related to higher education. Join our mailing list and keep current with the latest HEQCO research.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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HEQCO’s Dialogues on Universal Design for Learning: Finding Common Ground and Key Recommendations from the Sector

HEQCO’s Dialogues on Universal Design for Learning: Finding Common Ground and Key Recommendations from the Sector was written by Rachel Courts, Ken Chatoor, Jackie Pichette, Ofure Okojie and Ryan Tishcoff, Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario. Widespread implementation of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles can benefit all postsecondary students. A new report by the […]

Improving PSE Access and Experience for Refugees in Ontario

Improving PSE Access and Experience for Refugees in Ontario was written by Lena Balata, Natalie Pilla and Jackie Pichette, Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario & Sara Asalya, Newcomer Students’ Association. Refugee students’ success built on clear information about postsecondary options, strong social networks and mentorship Ontario welcomes nearly half of the country’s refugees and […]

Exploring Shifts in Applied Research and Faculty Workload at Ontario’s Public Colleges

Exploring Shifts in Applied Research and Faculty Workload at Ontario’s Public Colleges was written by Ryan Tishcoff, Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario. Applied research activity at Ontario’s public colleges has increased substantially since the introduction of college degrees. A new data brief by the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO) finds that since […]

Ontario College and University Investments in Digital Learning During the Pandemic

Ontario College and University Investments in Digital Learning During the Pandemic was written by Sophie Lanthier, Julia Colyar & Janice Deakin, Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario. New HEQCO report examines the digital learning investments made by colleges and universities during the pandemic Digital learning opportunities grew steadily in Ontario prior to COVID-19. The pandemic […]

Mapping the Impacts of COVID Disruptions on Postsecondary Access in Ontario in COVID School Year 2 (2020-21)

Mapping the Impacts of COVID Disruptions on Postsecondary Access in Ontario in COVID School Year 2 (2020-21) was written by Kelly Gallagher-Mackay and Robert S. Brown with Christine Corso and George Tam in collaboration with the research department of the Toronto District School Board. Graduation rates and PSE confirmations improved for many TDSB students during […]

Matching Rapid Growth with Adequate Supports: How Colleges and Government Can Enhance International Student Experiences in Ontario

Matching Rapid Growth with Adequate Supports: How Colleges and Government Can Enhance International Student Experiences in Ontario was written by Julia Colyar, Jackie Pichette & Janice Deakin, Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario. Colleges, their private partners and all levels of government must share in the responsibility for international students’ experiences and well-being The dramatic […]