Opinion – Investing in highly qualified talent to grow Canada’s economy

Published May 8, 2023

Canada needs to do more to help people attain graduate-level degrees and to support the university research enterprise as the backbone of talent development.

Canada’s economy is facing a set of unprecedented challenges. New pressures, including global economic disruptions caused by the pandemic and war in Ukraine, the requirement to transition our resource-heavy economy to meet net-zero commitments, and the inevitable need to adapt our workforce to rapid developments in AI are running headlong into one of Canada’s long-standing key economic weaknesses: poor business investment in innovation, research and development….


Contributed to The Hill Times by Dr. Alice Aiken, Vice-President, Research and Innovation, Dalhousie University

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