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A unique proposal by some Ottawa college graduates to help people with disabilities get improved access to developmental services has won the $15,000 first prize in the Ontario colleges’ William G. Davis Innovation Fund contest.
Ontario students and post-secondary institutions make immediate call for new, integrated mental health strategy
Ontario’s students, colleges and universities are calling on the province to take immediate action on the growing problem of student mental health with an integrated strategy that begins in kindergarten and continues through high school, post-secondary life and adulthood.
Providing essential supports and services for at-risk students at Ontario’s colleges has created a funding shortfall of over $160 million a year, says a new report by Deloitte.
Four Ontario colleges are launching pilot projects aimed at having more locally grown food available for students on campus.
Ontario’s colleges are marking National Nursing Week by honouring the nurses who have dedicated their careers to caring for others and setting the highest standards for health care in the province.
Measures announced in the 2017 Ontario Budget will allow more students to acquire the professional and technical qualifications to pursue rewarding careers, Ontario’s colleges said.
The announcement today of $190 million in provincial funding to help more students get meaningful work placements is an important step in creating a more highly skilled workforce.
As Ontario’s college system celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, new research confirms college education continues to be an effective and swift route to employment.
Community events, tributes at Queen’s Park and special receptions that promote students’ innovations and achievements will help mark today’s official kickoff of Colleges Week in Ontario.
The Ontario government’s announcement today of $50 million in one-time capital grants for Ontario’s colleges will strengthen the quality of post-secondary programs provided to students.
To help mark the Ontario colleges’ 50th anniversary celebrations in 2017, colleges have launched a new William G. Davis Innovation Fund contest that encourages students and alumni to pitch creative projects and initiatives that will compete for cash prizes.
Ontario’s 24 colleges are seeking an urgent meeting with Premier Kathleen Wynne to address the funding crisis that has colleges facing what could be a cumulative $1.9-billion shortfall by 2024-25.
The new $20-million Colleges Applied Research and Development Fund (CARDF) announced by Premier Kathleen Wynne will promote new economic growth, the Ontario Centres of Excellence and Colleges Ontario said today.