David Trick – A happy 50th birthday to Ontario’s MTCU

 Guest blogger: David TrickAmid all the anniversary celebrations in higher education in recent years, one more deserves to be noted: May 8 is the 50th birthday of Ontario’s Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.Until 1964, the Premier was in effect the minister responsible for Ontario’s universities. Premier John Robarts had an Advisory Committee on University Affairs – an odd amalgam of senior officials, a minister, […]

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David Trick – Robarts’ Plan for Higher Education Goes Golden

Fifty years ago tomorrow, on March 21, 1963, Premier John Robarts announced the plan that shaped Ontario’s higher education system as we now know it. His statement was delivered as part of routine proceedings in the Legislature, book-ended by statements about LCBO outlets and the Ontario Food Council.  He spoke for about an hour.  One looks in vain for a good sound bite in his […]

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