What We're Thinking

2013

Allan Rock, recteur et vice-chancelier, Université d’Ottawa
Sep 4, 2013

Judging by the popular press and recent public pronouncements, universities have fallen out of favour. They are increasingly accused of being “out of touch” with economic reality and unresponsive to current job market needs.

Aug 6, 2013

There’s been a lot of talk lately about how universities can contribute to innovation in the Canadian economy. In the discussion, it’s easy to focus on research and commercialization. What is often lost, though, is the most important part of the innovation equation: our human capital.

Daniel Woolf, Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Queen's University
Jul 8, 2013

Let me open this blog with three propositions that few, I think, would dispute.

Heather Monroe-Blum
May 28, 2013
The German government has set aside $3.6 billion to make Germany’s best universities synonymous with the world’s best universities. China is doing the same on an even larger scale, investing $11.4 billion to supersize its 100 top universities. The U.S. and the U.K. are providing incentives for research excellence. And Canada?