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2014

Universitas 21 | May 15, 2014

The Universitas 21 Ranking is the only one in the world to assess national higher education systems, and meets a longstanding need to shift discussion from the ranking of the world’s best universities, to the best overall systems in each country.

CHAD GAFFIELD and BRENT HERBERT-COPLEY - Contributed to The Globe and Mail | Apr 10, 2014

Former U.S. secretary of state Donald Rumsfeld made headlines in 2002 when he mused about the “known knowns,” “known unknowns” and “unknown unknowns” of anti-terrorism operations.

2013

National Post | Oct 28, 2013

By many measures, Canada is falling behind in the highly competitive game of knowledge creation and adoption.

Oct 28, 2013

Seven Canadian universities have made the 2013 Global Employability University Ranking released by Paris’ Emerging human resources consultancy. uToronto remains the top Canadian university in the rankings this year, and has made the top 20 – jumping to number 14 from 24.

U of T News | Oct 25, 2013

The University of Toronto has announced a new $4.9-million partnership with Ford Motor Company to develop a new material for car parts using renewable resources extracted from wood pulp.

Jennifer Lewington - Special to The Globe and Mail | Oct 22, 2013

Just three months after graduating this year from the University of Waterloo, Jonathan Rivard’s startup company had generated $130,000 in revenue.

UBC News | Sep 11, 2013

Prof. Stephen Toope, president of the University of British Columbia, has unveiled a five-point strategy to help the University drive forward innovation in the B.C. economy.

The Globe and Mail | Aug 20, 2013

Youth unemployment has been the scourge of much of the developed world throughout the recession and recovery, but the data show that higher education may be the greatest antidote for this economic toxin.

Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO) | Jul 23, 2013

A new report from the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO) finds that the province’s 20 universities could be organized into at least three distinct clusters based on a set of variables that other jurisdictions have used to differentiate their university systems, setting the stage