Connecting with Canadians

Research Report:

What’s Next? Report on the Forum on the Future of Higher Education in Canada

by Ron Saunders

Universities and colleges play a central role in delivering the skills and knowledge that underpin personal development, success in the labour market, an innovative and productive economy, and a citizenry engaged in their communities.  There has been a great deal of research in recent years on post-secondary education, particularly on how best to promote equitable access, but also on issues of quality and accountability in post-secondary institutions. The Forum on the Future of Higher Education in Canada examined key trends in post-secondary education and discussed policy options in five areas:  access, connections between PSE and the labour market, integration of the system, new ways to deliver programs, and the need for a pan-Canadian framework.

Release Date: 23 Oct 2008
Number of pages: 19
Document number: 50644