Support and Inspiration for Higher Education

Higher education is a community, and a closely knit one at that. It’s also a place of learning, not only for students, but for the institutions that support and inspire those students.

That’s why we’ve devoted ourselves to creating and sharing knowledge with all of our higher ed partners so they can build thriving institutions and a better community for all.

Through our work in research, consulting, content, and careers, we strive to offer value to every aspect of your postsecondary institution’s activities. Whether it’s supporting enrolment and institutional success through research and consulting, inspiring the higher ed community through free daily content, or finding and celebrating talent through our careers portal, we work with the firm belief that when one institution succeeds, so does higher ed as a whole.

All great improvements and innovations are fueled by a blend of curiosity and the desire to do better. To that end, we invite you to continue reading to explore all of the ways Academica Group can support you and the essential work you do. Together, let’s inspire both ourselves and the higher ed community by moving forward.

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It all starts with a deep understanding of the sector, the institution, and stakeholder groups. We provide:

Enrolment Research Suite

Program Feasibility Studies

  • Research to inform new program development, including environmental scan, industry/employer interviews and student feedback. Learn more.

Program Reviews

  • Assessment of existing programs

Competitor Analysis

  • Examine where your program/institution stands compared to others

Environmental Scans

Inform both program and institutional planning

Labour Market Studies

Assess current and future labour market demand and identify in-demand occupations

Brand Research

Determine brand awareness and perceptions of your institution

Ad Concept Testing

Obtain feedback on creative materials, websites, etc. from the target market

Youth Research & StudentVu Panel

Obtain powerful, high-quality insight quickly and directly from students and youth via the StudentVu panel.


Secondary research to inform a broad-spectrum of higher education topics on behalf of institutions, governments and related associations

Policy Analysis

Research to inform institutional and government policy

Custom Research

We design and execute research to meet the unique needs of a situation or a client


Research data and insights don’t stand on their own. We’ll help you get the most from research intelligence within the context of your institution and the sector by incorporating our years of higher ed expertise. Our team of consultants are experts in their fields and will work with you to craft evidence-based strategies and action plans to match. Or we will partner with you to provide the extra support you need.

In addition to having expertise in their field, our consultants are known for being flexible, approachable and delivering on-time/every time.

Strategic Enrolment Management

SEM planning and implementation, professional development/training

Enrolment Management process review and redesign

From prospect management through Recruitment, Admissions, Registration, Scheduling, Orientation, Advising, and Student Services

Recruitment, Conversion and/or Retention

Recruitment planning & opportunities including target groups like International and Indigenous/FNMI learners; best conversion opportunities or missed conversion opportunity assessment; retention planning

Communications Review

Reviewing institutional publications and obtaining stakeholder feedback

Departmental Reviews

Helping institutions to review departments and functions to meet changing organizational needs and also align departmental plans to institutional plans

Strategic Planning

Working with institutions to create strategic and institutional plans complete with research, focus groups and stakeholder consultation

Policy Research and Updates

Institutional policy research, updates, policy writing and review

Interpreting and implementing Strategies from Research

We frequently assist institutions to better utilize existing research to provide insight into strategy development and execution

Custom consulting in higher education

Want something else? We can probably do that too. Just ask us!

Proof Stories

Navigating Change with the University of Saskatchewan

The University of Saskatchewan has reduced uncertainty that comes with change because of data from Academica.

Recruitment Intelligence for the University of Waterloo

For over a decade, our research has enabled uWaterloo to make confident, evidence-based recruiting decisions.

No Longer the Underdogs

Laurentian University has increased enrolment and is outperforming the market with support from Academica.

Shifting the Conversation

The University of Illinois is shifting the conversation for future applicants rooted in Academica research.

Testing Creative Concepts for St. Lawrence College

Before investing in a substantial advertising campaign, SLC needed to be sure their creative was on target.

Branding Review with uCalgary

The University of Calgary needed to understand why students were or were not choosing them.

Selected Clients

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Client List


Algoma University

Algonquin College

Athabasca U

Athabasca University

Bishop's University

Bow Valley College

Brescia UC

Brock University

Business Council of Canada

Cal Lutheran University (US)

Cambrian College

Campus Stores Canada

Canadian Accredited Independent Schools


Canadore College

Cape Breton University


Cape Breton University

Centennial College


Collège Boréal

Colleges Ontario

Conestoga College

Confederation College

Conference Board of Canada

Council of Educators Toronto (CET)

Don Park

Durham College

eCampus Alberta

Edge Survey


Fanshawe College


Georgian College

Global University Systems Holdings Inc.

Haskayne (U of C)


Humber College

Humber Student Federation

Huron University College

International Association of Chiefs of Police

Kings University College

La Sierra University (US)

Lakehead University

Laurentian University

Lethbridge College


London Small Business Centre

Loyalist College

MacEwan Univerity

Marianopolis College

Memorial University

Michener Institute

Mohawk College

Mount Royal University

Mount Saint Vincent University


Niagara College

Nippissing University

NorQuest College

Northwest Community College




Ont Colleges Library Services

Oxford Learning Centres

Providence UC & Seminary

Queen's University

Red Deer College

Saint Mary's University


Seneca College

Sheridan College

Shoppers Drug Mart

Small Business Centre

SMU-Sobey School of Business

St. Clair College

St. Lawrence College

St. Thomas University


The King's University

Thompson Rivers University

Trent University

U Guelph-Humber

University of Calgary

University of Lethbridge

Colleges Ontario

UIllinois at Urbana Champaign (US)

UNB (Saint John)


University of Alberta

University of Guelph

University of Illinois

University of Manitoba

University of Ottawa

University of Regina

University of Saskatchewan

University of Victoria

University of Waterloo


Western University

Wilfred Laurier University

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