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The University of Saskatchewan's failure to answer questions about why former president Ilene Busch-Vishniac was fired earlier this month could hurt the institution's ability to recruit the best candidates to its top jobs, says Western University president Amit Chakma.
It has been a miserable two weeks for the University of Saskatchewan, and everyone involved in its recent crisis. It has harmed the institution and all of the individuals involved.
The Universitas 21 Ranking is the only one in the world to assess national higher education systems, and meets a longstanding need to shift discussion from the ranking of the world’s best universities, to the best overall systems in each country.
Former U.S. secretary of state Donald Rumsfeld made headlines in 2002 when he mused about the “known knowns,” “known unknowns” and “unknown unknowns” of anti-terrorism operations.
By many measures, Canada is falling behind in the highly competitive game of knowledge creation and adoption.
Seven Canadian universities have made the 2013 Global Employability University Ranking released by Paris’ Emerging human resources consultancy. uToronto remains the top Canadian university in the rankings this year, and has made the top 20 – jumping to number 14 from 24.
The University of Toronto has announced a new $4.9-million partnership with Ford Motor Company to develop a new material for car parts using renewable resources extracted from wood pulp.
Just three months after graduating this year from the University of Waterloo, Jonathan Rivard’s startup company had generated $130,000 in revenue.