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Three New Campuses for Ontario: A Symposium on Options, Challenges, and Possibilities


On February 7th, 2012, the Higher Education Group at OISE, University of Toronto hosted a free, one-day seminar focusing on the Government of Ontario’s commitment to support three new undergraduate campuses in the province. Are these campuses needed? What types of campuses should be created? What are the implications for the Ontario system? This page provides detailed information on the symposium, including the opportunity to watch a video recording of each session.

Click here for the PROGRAM                

SESSION 1: Establishing New Undergraduate Universities (click to watch video)

  • Introduction by Creso Sa, OISE/UT
  • Setting the Stage: On Garbage Cans and Institutional Differentiation
  • Panel Discussion: Tony Chambers, OISE/UT
    David Trick, David Trick and Associates
    Tricia Seifert, OISE/UT        

SESSION 2: Options and Challenges (click to watch video)   


SESSION 3: Transforming Selected Ontario Colleges into New Universities (click to watch video)

SESSION 4: Options, Challenges and Possibilities: Moving Forward (click to watch video)

  • Panel Discussion: Creso Sa, OISE/UT
    Brian L. Desbiens, EQAO
    Theresa Shanahan, York University
    Harvey P. Weingarten, HEQCO


Graduate Student Posters

Click on the links below to view photographs of posters that were presented at the symposium.

Newfoundland by Kim Elias and Liisa Hyyrylainen
Prince Edward Island by Qin Liu
Nova Scotia by Maija Saari, Paula Green and Amy Lemay
Quebec by Diliana Peregrina-Kretz and Surani Narvoz
Ontario  by Kamal Singh and Andrew Kretz
Manitoba  by Aisha Khaja
Alberta  by Horatio Bot and Jennifer Bremner
Access to Success Poster by  Anne-Marie McAlistair

These posters were created by graduate students in the Higher Education Program at OISE, University of Toronto.


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