Organization: Conference Board of Canada

Align curricula with industry labour needs: report

A new report from the Conference Board of Canada concludes that Canadian post-secondary institutions are failing to meet the skills needs of employers. Entitled Aligning Skills Development with Labour Market Needs, the report calls for improved curricula, partnerships between educators and employers to integrate cooperative education into post-secondary learning, expanding the scope and scale of…

Innovation management report released

The Conference Board of Canada has released a new report outlining a framework for effective innovation management. Released through the board’s Centre for Business Innovation (CBI), Improving Innovation Management Decision-Making: Thinking Like an Innovator, was released at CBI’s business summit in Toronto late last month. The report is available at www.conferenceboard.ca/cbi….

Feds fund risk analysis study for New Brunswick

Almonte ON-based RiskLogik has received $800,000 in federal funding to undertake a major risk and reliance analysis of all supply chains running through New Brunswick. The project also involved Dalhousie Univ, the Univ of New Brunswick, the Conference Board of Canada and the New Brunswick Department of Public Safety. The analysis will determine the level…

Canada scores another ‘D’ for innovation

Canada has scored another ‘D’ in the latest innovation report card from the Conference Board of Canada, ranking 13th among 16 peer countries. The revamped report card gave Canada a ‘B’ in six out of 21 categories: scientific articles, new firm density, top-cited papers, government on-line services index, ease of entrepreneurship and public R&D spending.…

Low PhD levels linked to lagging innovation

Canada’s relatively low number of PhDs and science and engineering graduates are linked to the country’s lagging innovation performance, concludes a new report from the Conference Board of Canada. Entitled How Canada Performs, the report says Canada’s innovation performance (14th out of 17 peer nations) is due to the number of graduates the country produces,…

Feds establish CSA advisory committee

The federal government has created the Advisory Committee on the Canadian Space Agency, a new body formed to provide advice on space and the priorities and overall direction of the CSA. The committee will work with interim CSA president Guy Bujold to advise Industry minister Jim Prentice on current expenditures and the potential for future…

Report says Canada’s health innovation lagging

A new Conference Board of Canada report concludes that Canada fares poorly in health innovation compared to other OECD nations with high-performing health systems. Entitled Exploring Technological Innovation in Health Systems, it shows weakness on several fronts including the use of electronic medical records, the Internet and external health information systems to support primary care…