We have everything we need to build our state-of-the-art manufacturing capability and join the world’s most advanced economies. But to become a skilled manufacturing powerhouse, it will take leadership, partnership, and commitment.
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.
Dr. Danial Wayner returned to the National Research Council last year to assist in expanding its outward focus and reinforce its quest for continuous research excellence. Here, he talks about his original inspiration as a summer student at NRC in 1979, what it takes to instil a culture of collaboration, and why an atmosphere of excitement has taken hold at the organization.
Waterloo-based accelerator Communitech has a launched a new service to help scaling tech companies enter new markets more quickly and easily by handling the complexities and headaches of international hiring.
The CIO Strategy Council (CIOSC) and the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) have partnered to work on issues like the need for standardization and better practices for data governance in the Canadian tech sector.
The creation of two large funds aimed at scaling high-growth tech firms is among the recommendations contained in the second wave of reports from the Advisory Council on Economic Growth. The funds would target what the panel describes as bottlenecks in the innovation ecosystem – early- and expansion-stage companies as well as established small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with high impact potential.