Almost three-quarters of new jobs
in Canada will require a postsecondary education credential. While enrolments
at Ontario’s colleges and universities are at record levels, certain
socio-economic groups are under-represented in the postsecondary system – among
them low-income, Aboriginal, first-generation (where neither parent has attended
a postsecondary institution) and persons with disabilities.
HEQCO research is particularly focused on:
whether students from these under-represented groups
access and complete higher education in appropriate numbers and, if not,
what strategies will increase their participation and
maximize the probability that they will graduate.