What are Ontario’s Universities Doing to Improve Access for Under-represented Groups?

Identifying under-represented groups a challenge for college and university access programs Colleges and universities across Ontario are engaged in many outreach , recruitment and retention efforts to improve access to postsecondary education for under-represented groups. However , two new reports from the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO) find that defining which students are […]

The Recruitment of Under-represented Groups to Ontario Colleges: A Survey of Current Practices

Identifying under-represented groups a challenge for college and university access programs Colleges and universities across Ontario are engaged in many outreach , recruitment and retention efforts to improve access to postsecondary education for under-represented groups. However , two new reports from the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO) find that defining which students are […]

Is there a Best Fit? Assessing Alternative Entrance Pathways into an Undergraduate Degree for Non-Traditional Students at York University

Report examines alternate entrance pathways for non-traditional students There is no one-size-fits-all pathway into university for non-traditional students as they face different barriers and require varied supports, according to a new study from the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO). Examining four entrance pathways into York University for non-traditional students, the report finds that […]

Preparing Bachelor of Education Candidates to Teach in Ontario’s Northern, Remote, First Nations, Métis and Inuit Communities

New graduates offer insights on teaching in First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities A group of recent Bachelor of Education graduates from Laurentian University share their perspectives on teaching in northern, remote, First Nations, Métis and Inuit (FNMI) communities in a new report from the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO). Project description Between […]

Understanding the Gender Gap in Postsecondary Education Participation The Importance of High School Choices and Outcomes

Gender Gap in University Participation Traces Back to Early High School Decisions Recent studies show that women account for more than 60% of Canadian university graduates. A new study by the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO) finds that the university gender gap can be explained by choices and academic performance in high school, […]

Canadian Postsecondary Performance: Impact 2015

Money can’t buy you love. When it comes to Canadian universities, the level of funding doesn’t predict performance…

@ Issue Paper No. 20 Apprenticeship in Ontario An Exploratory Analysis

Ontario apprenticeship registrations rising, but completion rates are a concern Since 2000, registrations for new apprenticeships have grown nearly every year, in Ontario and Canada. But a new report from the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO) finds that completion rates have not kept pace with registrations. Apprenticeship in Ontario: An Exploratory Analysis shows that while […]

Still Worth It After All These Years

In economically troubled times, university still produces employability and earnings advantage Unlike college, university education often seems to end up under the spotlight during economically troubled times – either as salve or Satan depending on who’s doing the talking. As the debate continues, a new report from the Higher Education Quality Council (HEQCO) examines postsecondary […]

Developing University Literacy and Promoting Academic Success across Disciplines: A Case Study of French-Language University

Pilot course at the University of Ottawa prepares first-year students for university-level French In 2012-13, the University of Ottawa piloted a French course designed to help first-year students transition into university-level French. After completing the course, students felt more confident with their writing, literacy and oral communication skills, which in turn helped them better integrate […]