By Bert van den Berg The New North Star II report should be lauded for suggesting the creation of a national, challenge-driven industrial strategy. As others have noted, such a strategy would represent an important change for Canada. Past decades have seen a laissez-faire approach focused on ensuring favourable business conditions … an approach that…
Article Type: Opinion Leader
The migration and innovation that emerges from the devastation of the coronavirus may allow us to address social and environmental goals that have thus far seemed elusive.
From the very beginning of the outbreak, our government took necessary measures to protect your health and safety. We’ve based our response on science and evidence. – Justin Trudeau, March 16, 2020 We express our conviction that current challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic need a strongly coordinated international approach, based on science and evidence,…
Currents of change are altering the fabric of Canadian R&D. The time has come for universities to reassess their roles and address new challenges.
International students provide immense benefits to Canadian schools and the communities that host them, especially when they remain past graduation. Most students choose higher-ed institutions in larger cities, but colleges and universities in smaller, rural and remote centres can do more to draw and retain foreign talent.
The rise of user-generated content on social media platforms presents a new and complex set of problems for contemporary society. A social media council won’t solve all of them, but it would provide an interim solution to start addressing the pressing problems in content moderation.
The Transition Accelerator is taking a strategic approach to directing disruptions to solve the big problems facing Canadian society.
While Canadians are growing increasingly skeptical of science, thanks in part to the proliferation of fake news online, one scientific institution continues to receive top marks when it comes to public trust and credibility: natural history museums.
The policy imperative underwriting current research and innovation policy initiatives fails to take in the scope of research capacity in Canada. We need a frame of reference that encompasses the breadth and depth of Canadian researchers’ contributions to innovation.
Research support matters, but what matters most about research support? Better evidence is required to improve support for Canadian researchers.