The Higher Education Summit is an annual event that explores the top issues affecting post-secondary education today. The 2019 conference will take place from November 30 to December 1 at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel.
Colleges Ontario and Mitacs have announced they will collaborate on awarding up to 200 internships to college students in 2020 on applied research projects. This research will stimulate economic growth throughout the province, particularly in rural and northern communities. It will also provide new work-integrated learning opportunities to full-time college students throughout the province.
Edward Snowden – whose new memoir, “Permanent Record,” is an international bestseller – will be the keynote speaker at the 2019 Higher Education Summit in Toronto on Monday, Dec. 2.
The Ontario government’s new policy to expand partnership agreements between Ontario’s colleges and private trainers will bolster the province’s efforts to produce a more highly qualified workforce.
“This moment right now is really turning out to be the first big test of Canada’s college system,” said Linda Franklin, the president of Colleges Ontario, in this Globe and Mail article.
“86% of college graduates employed within six months”
– 2018 KPI survey results
Getting frank with Franklin
Colleges in Canada are partnering with businesses to conduct real-world research that strengthens the economy and creates new jobs.
The Premier’s Awards honour the important social and economic contribution that college graduates make to Ontario and throughout the world. As the culminating event of the conference, the gala will also be held at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel where the recipients of seven award categories will be announced.