Ontario discussion paper outlines proposed transformation of PSE

June 28, 2012

In a discussion paper released yesterday, the Ontario government suggests shorter degrees, year-round classes, and making all general first- and second-year credits transferable to any provincial university as ways to keep PSE more relevant and flexible to students. An early draft of changes to PSE suggested reducing undergraduate degrees from 4 to 3 years and allowing students to earn more than half their credits online. Training, Colleges and Universities Minister Glen Murray says shorter degrees would not be "compressing four years into three," but actually have a different structure that meets student demands and offers choice and convenience. All of the issues raised in the paper will go out for wider consultation this summer and fall.  Toronto Star | Discussion Paper (PDF)