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HEQCO Connects

HEQCO Connects

HEQCO staff are frequently connecting with communities across Ontario and beyond to share research, insight and ideas. Through presentations to conferences, students, fellow researchers and other groups, as well as published articles and awards, HEQCO is a vital part of the dialogue on postsecondary education.

Recently, HEQCO staff took part in the following:

  • Research director Richard Wiggers presented on Research and Policy in the Higher Education Sector to students from Central Michigan University at Durham College in Oshawa on October 16. Along with HEQCO research analyst Mary Catharine Lennon, on October 26 Richard also presented to the Canadian Institutional Research and Planning Association on Expanding Graduate Enrolments: The Recent Experience of Ontario Universities.
  • On November 12 research director Richard Wiggers and University of Toronto PhD candidate Christine Arnold presented on Friday, November 12 regarding findings from HEQCO-sponsored research at the Centennial Symposium on Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Banff, Alberta. Christine and Richard also presented on December 9 at McMaster University concerning Assessing Teaching and Learning: Findings from HEQCO-Sponsored Research.
  • HEQCO research director Ursula McCloy and research analyst Shuping Liu spoke at the Canadian Institutional Research and Planning Association on October 25, regarding how the recent economic downturn affected the labour market experiences of Ontario’s college graduates.
  • Research analyst Angelika Kerr co-presented with Academica Group at the Canadian Institutional Research and Planning Association Conference, October 24-26, in Ottawa,  on the project: From Postsecondary Application to the Labour Market: The Pathways of Under-represented Groups.
  • Executive director of communications Susan Bloch-Nevitte co-presented with Hospital for Sick Children vice president David Estok at a Toronto workshop in advancement communications, for the Canadian Council for Advancement of Education. The November 12, presentation focused on consistent communications in support of the institutional brand.
  • A HEQCO-related project was recently selected as an Innovation Award finalist by the Professional and Organizational Network in Higher Education in the category of Faculty Development Using Technology. The award finalist selection was the ELIXR project, a collaboration of 30 higher education institutions led by HEQCO visiting senior scholar Tom Carey.