The Higher Education Summit is an annual event that explores the top issues affecting post-secondary education today. The 2020 conference will take place at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel.
Colleges are assessing the results of the first-ever student survey on sexual violence and sexual harassment. Following consultations with each college's task force on sexual violence, the survey results will be publicly released.
The College Student Alliance and the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance -- in collaboration with Colleges Ontario and the Council of Ontario Universities -- has released a report, "In It Together 2020," on mental health challenges facing today's post-secondary students. This updated version of a report first released in 2017 continues to call for a comprehensive strategy to improve services for students.
The Ontario government’s decision to give colleges the option to deliver stand-alone nursing degree programs will produce more qualified nurses to fill key shortages in many communities.
The Ontario colleges' submission for the 2020 provincial budget -- The Future of Work in Ontario -- calls for targeted investments in priorities such as mental health and applied research. It also calls for policy measures to reduce costs such as providing colleges with the option to offer stand-alone nursing degree programs.
“86% of college graduates employed within six months”
– 2019 KPI survey results
Getting frank with Franklin
Let's talk about student mental health. Providing effective support for mental health challenges is a top priority on our post-secondary campuses. Students’ challenges have become increasingly complex and the demand for services has grown.
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.