TORONTO, Jan. 11 /CNW/ - Expert advice on everything from art history
and acute care nursing to viral marketing and viticulture is now just a
click away, thanks to a new online booklet produced by Ontario's 24
The College Book of Experts - www.collegebookofexperts.org - provides users with the names of faculty experts from across Ontario.
The site is searchable by college name, area of expertise, or by using
an individual's name.
"There's a wide range of expertise available for commentary, insight and
information," said Linda Franklin, president and CEO of Colleges
Ontario. "This will help ensure that journalists seeking explanations
or commentary can quickly find the best person to help them.
"With just a couple of clicks, journalists can immediately determine who
to speak with on a particular issue," Franklin said. "Search away, and
find the person you need - or a great story idea - within seconds."
Ontario's public college system has more than 200 campuses and satellite
locations across the province, serving every size of community. There
are about 7,000 full-time and 12,000 part-time faculty members at the
Ontario's colleges offer courses in more than 600 program areas. The
scope of subjects taught has expanded enormously since the college
system was established more than 40 years ago. About 60 baccalaureate
programs are now offered at Ontario colleges. In addition, another 65
degree programs are offered provincewide through college partnerships
As well, college programs evolve to meet the changing demands of the new
economy. For example, 35 new programs related to the needs of the green
industries have been started in recent years, including 14 programs
that were introduced this fall.
"We knew there was a need for this site because there is so much going
on at our colleges, and so many people to tell the many stories," said
Franklin. "The College Book of Experts will provide one-stop shopping."
SOURCE Colleges Ontario
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