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Universities seen as vitally important to the country, and the province (Ontario). The rapid change from a relatively small elite system to a system of mass education. An historical review of the role of universities during the 60's and 70's. The establishment of the Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology. Recommendations of the recent report of the Commission on Post-Secondary Education. Diversity in post-secondary education. Accessibility. The role of government in higher education: problems and dilemmas that causes. The issue of accountability and autonomy. Graduate studies as an example of changes. The special nature of the relationship between government and universities. How to finance the system of post-secondary education. Social change and the role of the university "in loco parentis." Education as a means for ensuring equality and justice. Universities' need for concern and support.