Discovering the Benefits of a First Year Experience Program for Under-represented Students: A Preliminary Assessment of Lakehead University’s Gateway Program

Discovering the Benefits of a First Year Experience Program for Under-represented Students: A Preliminary Assessment of Lakehead University’s Gateway Program  Prepared by Sarah Browne and Heather Doyle, Lakehead University Research indicates that non-traditional students –  including first generation students, students with disabilities, visible minorities, and mature students – are becoming the majority on many campuses.  […]

Promising Practices Increasing and Supporting Participation for Aboriginal Students in Ontario

Research Summary: This paper is the result of a review of over 40 programs in Ontario colleges and universities that were designed to increase recruitment, participation and retention of Aboriginal students in postsecondary education. It involved a literature review, site visits to 6 postsecondary institutions and qualitative interviews with program administrators and coordinators at 28 […]

Identifying Trends and Supports for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder Transitioning into Postsecondary

Research Summary: This paper has two goals: 1) to identify the numbers of students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) who will be graduating with an Ontario Secondary School Diploma and entering postsecondary studies in 2009, 2010 and 2011, and 2) to perform a gap analysis comparing the services provided in secondary schools with those currently […]

University Participation and Income Differences An Analysis of Applications by Ontario Secondary School Students

Research Summary: “University Participation and Income Differences: An Analysis of Applications by Ontario Secondary School Students” looks at the link between postsecondary education participation and family income status. By reviewing applications to Ontario universities from 1995 to 2005 the authors are able to determine that students in low income neighbourhoods are 13 per cent less […]

Accessibility in Ontarios Postsecondary Education System An Interprovincial Comparative Analysis

Accessibility in Ontario’s Postsecondary Education System: An Interprovincial Comparative Analysis seeks to review the performance of Ontario’s postsecondary system in terms of accessibility and participation through an analysis of various statistical measures of access by socioeconomic status. The research is based around various dimensions of accessibility, including financial barriers, capacity within the system, academic preparedness, […]

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 […]