HESA

Higher Education Strategy Associates

Research and Publications

  • 2016 Budget Commentary
  • What We Ask of Parents: Unequal Expectations for Parental contributions to Early Childhood and Post-Secondary Education in Canada
  • Beyond Tenure: Faculty Employment Protection at Canadian Universities
  • 2015 Budget Commentary
  • Moving On? How Students Think About Choosing a Place to Live After Graduation

One Thought Blog

  • Twenty Years Ago Sunday

    Five years ago I wrote the following blog, under the headline “fifteen years ago today”.  I think it’s worth running again (with a couple of minor alterations).

    On September 24th, 1997, Jean Chrétien rose in the House of Commons to … Read More

  • Flagship Universities vs World-Class Universities

    Almost since the “world-class” university paradigm was established fifteen years ago, the concept has faced a backlash.  The concept was too focussed on research production, it was unidimensional, it took no account of universities’ other missions, etc. etc.  Basically the … Read More

  • How Families Make PSE Choices

    Over the last few months at HESA Towers we’ve been doing a lot of interviews of parents of grade 12 students, to help understand what it is that shapes and shifts their perceptions of higher education institutions.  I can’t give … Read More