UoGuelph-Humber’s approach to education leads to 19% increase in student confirmations

August 25, 2014

Maclean’s has published an article on the success of the University of Guelph-Humber, which has experienced a 19% uptick in student confirmations even as Ontario on the whole saw a drop. UoGuelph-Humber offers students 7 career-focused programs that include work-experience opportunities designed to increase graduate employability. The programs are especially attractive to students looking for a practical option but who want to obtain a university degree in order to pursue graduate or law school. According to President John Walsh, the appeal is clear. “You get into the workplace faster, you have more job-ready skills, and you haven’t sacrificed anything out of the quality of a university degree,” he said. The Maclean’s article notes that the success of UoGuelph-Humber may speak to a demand for alternatives to the traditional model of university education, citing a number of the responses to the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities’ capacity expansion request. Maclean’s