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.
What We're Thinking
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.
Let me open this blog with three propositions that few, I think, would dispute.