ON universities struggle with entrepreneurship programs

January 5, 2016

Several universities in Ontario have experienced challenges in the creation of student entrepreneurship programs, according to documents obtained by the Globe and Mail. Using an Access to Information request, the Globe obtained documents concerning one-time grants to ten universities, ranging from $950 K to $1.6 M, from the Campus-Linked Accelerator program intended to encourage the institutions to pay more attention to entrepreneurship. The documents show that some within government were unclear about the program’s aims and that external reviewers questioned the approach taken by some of the programs. Globe and Mail