Media Advisory - Ontario universities launch report on experiential learning Wednesday, March 26

TORONTO, March 21, 2014 /CNW/ - Ontario's universities are equipping the next generation of leaders with the skills required for career success by providing students with real-life work experience. Statistics Canada's National Graduates Survey shows bachelor's level graduates with co-op experience earn more than peers, have higher full-time employment rates and are more likely to have paid off their debt within two years. Ontario's universities are providing this experience through co-ops, internships, placements and community service placements across all disciplines. Applied learning is one of the fastest-growing areas for universities in Ontario.

Find out more at the launch of Bringing Life to Learning at Ontario Universities, a Council of Ontario Universities (COU) report, and hear from students and industry and government leaders on why experiential learning plays such a key role in the success of students and the economy.

WHAT:     

Photo opportunity and event to launch COU's new report: Bringing Life to Learning at Ontario Universities



WHEN:  

9:15 a.m. - 9:50 a.m. Wednesday, March 26, 2014



WHERE: 

Koffler Student Services Centre
University of Toronto St. George campus
214 College Street, Toronto, ON



WHO:    

Bonnie M. Patterson, President and CEO, COU
Hon. Brad Duguid, Ontario Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities
Lucy Fromowitz, Assistant Vice President, Student Life, University of Toronto
Maryon Urquhart, Senior Manager & Executive Talent Advisor, TD Bank Group

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SOURCE Council of Ontario Universities

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