Providing more interdisciplinary academic programs and training in science, engineering and business to students in post-secondary institutions could break disciplinary silos and boost Canada’s lagging innovation, says Dr. Alexandre Navarre, PhD, associate researcher at École de technologie supérieure in Montreal and past director of technology transfer units at McGill University and Western University.
Organization: Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
A more integrated relationship with stronger partnerships between post-secondary institutions and industry can provide students with more work-relevant training, while rapidly upskilling and reskilling the current workforce to boost Canada’s lagging productivity, Laura Jo Gunter, president and CEO at the Northern Institute of Technology, says in an op-ed.
Many stakeholders in Canada’s innovation ecosystem are calling for an independent, comprehensive review of Canada’s tax system.
Ottawa should admit it has an innovation performance problem and adopt solutions that include industrial sector strategies, innovation targets and an innovation strategy that is an export strategy.