Today the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities, Merrilee Fullerton, released the following statement as students go back to school:
"I want to extend my best wishes to all postsecondary students heading back to class this week.
"The start of a new academic year is an exciting time. As students immerse themselves in their studies, extracurricular activities, and social lives, they will be learning the skills needed to be future leaders, entrepreneurs, and job creators.
"I am particularly thankful that York University students are heading back to class as well, whether to continue their studies, or to start a new academic year.
"A new school year is an exciting time. Colleges and universities provide quality education on campuses while allowing the respectful sharing of ideas, thoughts, and opinions.
Ontario has some of the best postsecondary institutions in the country. I wish all students the best of luck as they gain the experience and skills needed to thrive in an increasingly complex world and economy."