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Major report from the Bovey Commission published: Ontario Universities: Options and Futures (Commission on the Future Development of the Universities of Ontario, 1984). The Commission recommends policy changes to increase competitiveness and differentiation in Ontario universities, including separating the funding of research from that of teaching.

Employment Equity Incentive Fund established; provides $4.3 million over a two-year period for equity programs in school boards, hospitals, municipalities, and universities.

University Research Incentive Fund announced; awards grants based on the advice of an independent board and with a requirement that research be supported in part by private-sector investors.

Howard Epstein takes over as Executive Director.

Status of Women Committee re-formed.

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