Ontario enjoys high enrolment while other provinces try to recruit

November 1, 2007

Ontario's universities (and colleges) are in the midst of an enrolment boom while most other provinces are seeing numbers drop lower and lower.  Despite a $2.8 billion infusion over 5 years, it is claimed that more is needed to keep up with the rapid growth.  If additional funding does not come forward, the universities feel they will be unable to "keep up with the Joneses" in other developed countries, in terms of producing cutting-edge research and skilled grads.  Funding is currently considered the #1 issue for Ontario's universities.