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Email subscriptions for news about U of T & updates in higher education

There are a variety of resources available to help you stay in the know about news produced by and about U of T, as well as updates and news coverage on higher education. Below is an overview of some internal and external email subscriptions that are free to join.

Internal Resources

Top Stories (news clippings about U of T)

Why Subscribe? To be in the know when U of T faculty, students or issues are covered by external media.
Sample Issue: Top Stories
What is it?
A curated list of news items with a U of T mention appearing in the media in the previous 24-hour news cycle.

  • Source: University of Toronto Communications (UTC)
  • Frequency: Daily
  • How to Subscribe: Email the UTC media relations team at:




Published Today at U of T News

Why Subscribe? To know the news stories being published daily on U of T News.
Sample Issue: Published Today at U of T News
What is it? A roundup of news stories published each day on U of T’s primary news website, U of T News. Only headlines with links to full stories.



The Bulletin Brief

Why Subscribe? To be informed about faculty, staff and student news from across the U of T community.
Sample Issue: The Bulletin Brief
What is it? Faculty and staff newsletter for all U of T employees featuring curated links to news from across the university. Includes research news, appointments and staff news, people profiles, event listings, HR-related deadlines and opportunities, etc.

  • Source: UTC
  • Frequency: Three times per week – Monday, Wednesday, Friday (on hiatus July-August)
  • How to Subscribe: All faculty and staff automatically receive The Bulletin Brief



Provost’s Weekly Digest

Why Subscribe? To be aware of new policies, procedures and initiatives originating from Simcoe Hall and across the university.
Sample Issue: Provost’s Weekly Digest
What is it? A compilation of memoranda sent each week from the Office of the Vice-President & Provost as well as other senior administrative portfolios, to the Principals, Deans, Academic Directors, and Chairs (PDAD&C) Committee and other administrative staff.

  • Source: Office of the Vice-President & Provost
  • Frequency: Weekly – Friday
  • How to Subscribe: Members of PDAD&C are automatically added to this distribution list for the duration of their appointment. Other staff who are not current members of PDAD&C can request a subscription.


U of T Experts

Why Subscribe? To know which U of T knowledge experts are recommended to media for comment on stories in the daily news.

What is it? A list of subject-matter experts from across U of T who are available to comment on breaking local-to-global news stories. Distributed primarily to external media, though can be copied to individuals internally for reference upon request.

External Resources

One Thought to Start Your Day:
Higher Education Strategy Associates

Why Subscribe? For thought-provoking discussion about practices in postsecondary education worldwide.
Sample Issue: One Thought to Start Your Day: Higher Education Strategy Associates
What is it? A daily op-ed examining a single aspect of the business of postsecondary education. Written by Alex Usher, the President of Higher Education Strategy Associates (HESA), a consultancy based in Toronto.


Council of Ontario Universities Daily Clippings

Why Subscribe? For current news stories about the postsecondary education sector in Ontario.
What is it? A list of postsecondary education news items with a mention of a specific Ontario university, or a topic generally affecting Ontario universities overall, appearing in external media throughout the previous 24-hour news cycle. Includes full versions of stories.

  • Source: Council of Ontario Universities (COU)
  • Frequency: Daily
  • How to Subscribe: Email Tom Hansen, COU’s communications coordinator at:


Today’s Top Ten in Higher Ed

Why Subscribe? For updates on initiatives in postsecondary education in Canada.
Sample Issue: Today’s Top Ten in Higher Ed
What is it? A curated list of the ten most relevant, interesting, and important stories regarding postsecondary education in Canada, affecting university and college professionals in public affairs, recruitment, marketing, and advancement. Bite-sized summaries with links to original sources.

  • Source: Academica Group
  • Frequency: Daily
  • How to Subscribe: Via the website



University Affairs

Why Subscribe? For highlights of recent print and online content about matters in postsecondary education across Canada.
What is it? A newsletter with breaking news, provocative commentary, and in-depth articles about university trends, as well as practical advice and tools to help careers of university administrators, faculty members and graduate students.

  • Source: Universities Canada
  • Frequency: Weekly
  • How to Subscribe: Via the website

Chronicle of Higher Education

Why Subscribe? For news, information, and job postings for college and university faculty members and administrators.
What is it? A series of enewsletters covering a range of academic and administrative issues in postsecondary education – from research to teaching to administration – from an American perspective.

  • Source: Chronicle of Higher Education
  • Frequency: Varies by individual newsletter
  • How to Subscribe: Via the website

It’s Not Academic: Higher Education
Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO)

Why Subscribe? For insights into evidence-based policy matters affecting postsecondary education in Ontario.
What is it? A blog published by the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO). HEQCO is an agency of the Government of Ontario bringing evidence-based research to the continued improvement of postsecondary education in Ontario.

  • Source: HEQCO
  • Frequency: Occasional as blog posts are published
  • How to Subscribe: Via the website (on the bottom of the page)