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novaknowledge Leaders' Breakfast

  • 06 Apr 2011
  • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
  • Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

April 6, 2011

                                                                                    Leaders’ Breakfast


A Changing Landscape:   Enrolment Trends at Canadian Universities

University enrolment has reached historic levels in Canada, with almost 1.2 million students currently enrolled at Canadian institutions.  Herb O’Heron will discuss how various factors have driven increasing enrolment and how those factors will affect demand in the coming decade.



Herb O'Heron, Senior Policy Advisor

Research and Policy Analysis Division

Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC)



Wednesday, April 6, 2011

8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

1675 Lower Water Street, Halifax, NS




Not only are more students enrolled at Canadian universities than ever before, but a greater percentage of the Canadian population is seeking a university degree.


Ø        What is driving the growing demand for a university education?


Ø        In order to meet demand, how will universities expand access to higher education for untapped segments of the population and international students?


Ø        And, in parallel, how will universities meet these anticipated economic, social and labour market demands resulting from the demographic shift, while increasing the quality of education all students receive?




Herb O'Heron is the Director, Research and Policy Analysis (RPA) Division at the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) and secretary to the Standing Advisory Committee on University Research.


Since 1989, Herb has been an integral member of RPA, working with senior university executives to develop policy positions on a wide array of issues of from R&D and innovation, to university financing, faculty renewal, student aid and more.  He has authored many of AUCC’s Research File publications, and is the primary author of AUCC’s publication Trends in Higher Education that examine factors influencing university enrolment, faculty and finance in Canada, and the resulting impacts on the resources universities require to meet student demand.


Herb also works with the Center for Education Statistic’s at Statistics Canada, and is member of their National Advisory Committee on Postsecondary Education Statistics.  He is also a founding member of the Canadian Institutional Research and Planning Association.




7:30 a.m.                     Networking and light refreshments

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.          Perspectives from Herb O’Heron  (See Biography below)

                                    Facilitated Question & Answer session



A $20 fee is required of non-members to register for this event.



Please respond to events@novaknowledge.ns.ca by Friday, April 22, 2011.     


Light refreshments will be served.



Phyllis Collier, Director, Operations & Projects, would be happy to respond to your questions at 494-1510 ext. 12 or pcollier@novaknowledge.ns.ca.


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