Financing Higher Education in the Current Economic Climate

January 22-23, 2010

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OCUFA held a 1 ½ day conference on Friday, January 22 and Saturday, January 23, 2010 at the Sutton Place Hotel, Toronto, Ontario. Titled “Financing Higher Education in the Current Economic Climate” the conference brought together speakers from universities, research institutes, government and the private sector in Canada and the United States. The conference was designed to reflect on the current recession’s impact on universities, examine trends in higher education financing, and consider implications for the future.

Below you can find some of the slides that were presented at the conference. Please note that these materials are posted only under the speakers’ permission; therefore, we appologize for not having all slides posted.

Introductory keynote address: Paradigms, People, and Policy Making in Post-Secondary EducationPaul Axelrod - Professor, Faculty of Education, York University
Presentation: The public funding of higher education: Is it sustainable? Ken Snowdon - President, Snowdon and AssociatesDownload
 Claire Polster - Department of Sociology and Social Studies, University of ReginaDownload
 Erin Weir - Economist, United SteelworkersDownload
Lunchtime keynote address: University budgeting: Necessity or choice in an economic crisis?Dr. Paul Davenport - President Emeritus, University of Western OntarioDownload
Presentation: The private funding of higher education: Tuition and endowmentsProfessor Saul Schwartz - School of Public Policy and Administration, Carleton UniversityDownload
 Hugh Mackenzie - Economist, Mackenzie and AssociatesDownload
Presentation: The private and public funding of higher education: ResearchProfessor Robert L. Baker - Vice-Dean Research and Graduate Programs, University of TorontoDownload
 Professor Creso Sá - Department of Theory and Policy Studies, OISE/University of TorontoDownload
Keynote Address: Trends in higher education finance: the international experienceProfessor Donald Heller - Director, Centre for the Study of Higher Education, Pennsylvania State University Download
Presentation: Getting from here to there: Options for the university communityDr. Bob Christie - former Ontario Deputy Minister of Finance and former Deputy Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities
 David Scott - Principal, David Scott CommunicationsDownload