A History of the Council of Ontario Universities, 1962-2000
Publication Year: 2004
Published by: Wilfrid Laurier University Press
Title Page, Copyright
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After a forty-year professional career in the university world, first as an academic professing the discipline of philosophy and then as a university administrator, the leisure afforded by retirement has provided me with an opportunity to write the...
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The voluntary association of Ontario universities that was to become the Council of Ontario Universities (cou) had its beginnings in 1962, when its predecessor, the Committee of Presidents of the Universities of Ontario (cpuo), was formed. Its members are the provincially assisted, i.e., the publicly...
Chapter 1: Establishing a Firm Foundation
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In 1962, when the presidents of the universities in Ontario decided to form an association to represent their interests and to assist in the planning and co-ordination of higher education in the province, they were making a bold move into uncharted waters. Until then, Ontario universities had operated in...
Chapter 2: The Winds Shift: Dark Clouds Begin to Form
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DESPITE THE HOST OF ISSUES confronting their institutions, as the decade began the mood among the leaders of the Ontario university community was one of quiet confidence. When the collectivity was established in 1962, these leaders had been sometimes suspicious of one another, and cautious. The presidents were...
Chapter 3: The Weather Worsens
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AS THE 1980S BEGAN, the mood in the universities was sombre. This was in marked contrast with the air of quiet confidence and optimism that had pervaded the community a decade earlier. Before the decade was half over, two serious efforts would be made by the government to address system issues. Both would prove...
Chapter 4: Comes the Deluge
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The decade of the 1990s would be unlike any of the preceding ones for the voluntary association that represents Ontario universities. Described by cou Chair Ron Ianni, president of the University of Windsor, as “tumultuous,” it would see more changes to the provincial university system than had taken place over the...
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The presidents of Ontario’s publicly funded universities created the Council of Ontario Universities (COU) to assist their institutions in meeting the challenge of developing a provincial university system. The principal purpose was to serve the people of the province through the expansion of the universities to meet the...
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Index of Names
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Page Count: 256
Publication Year: 2004