Article Type: Opinion Leader

How do we future-proof the Canadian economy?

Given the changing nature of work in Canada, governments, employers and educational partners will need to get creative with their support for reskilling and upskilling workers. This includes collaborating to build and modify the content of training and educational programs and incentivizing workers to retrain, says Darren Gresch, Senior Research Associate, Innovation and Technology, at the Conference Board of Canada, in an op-ed.

Incoherent approach to managing health data in Canada urgently needs fixing

Canada’s incoherent approach to managing health data urgently needs fixing because it is hurting health outcomes, escalating sector costs and expanding inequities, Ewan Affleck, senior medical advisor, health informatics, with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta, and Vivek Goel, president and vice-chancellor of the University of Waterloo, say in an op-ed.

More interdisciplinary training in science, engineering and business could boost innovation

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.

What will it take for Canada to modernize its financial ecosystem?

Canada is taking several steps to modernize the country’s financial ecosystem, including payment systems. But such initiatives will need continued industry pressure to get them implemented quickly, Nick Catino, Global Head of Policy and Campaigns at Wise, a U.K.-headquartered financial technology services company, says in an op-ed.