Well Happy New Year! The start of the New Year is as good a time as any for reflecting on the state of things – including universities. As 2015 dragged to a close, a number of items came out which of course did not generate too much of a stir given the run up to the holiday season. The Ontario government’s final consultation report on its journey to a new funding formula for Ontario universities was released on December 10th. The report is too lengthy to appropriately paraphrase so I suggest if you are interested you go to the report itself. Nevertheless, some items that caught my eye.