The wide gap between rhetoric and reality in international education

Screen Shot 2018-02-20 at 9.40.48 PMCreso’s latest column at University Affairs argues that we need to move away from facile handwaving and towards a culture of evidence-based argumentation in debates over international education. See full text.

 

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Creso quoted by THE on the implications of the Ford election for Ontario’s universities

Screenshot from 2017-04-20 12-36-19New premier bids to tie Ontario university funding to free speech. June 19, 2018, by Ellie Bothwell.

“Universities in Ontario could be the next higher education institutions to face punishment if they are deemed to fail to uphold free speech, after populist businessman Doug Ford was elected as premier of the Canadian province.” Read full article  [registration required]

It’s time to ask different questions about innovation in Canada

Screen Shot 2018-02-20 at 9.40.48 PMCreso’s latest column in University Affairs: After five decades of telling ourselves the same story, can we start asking different questions about innovation?

When it comes to generating reports on science and innovation policy, Canada is undoubtedly a powerhouse. Earlier this month, the Council of Canadian Academies released Competing in a Global Innovation Economy: The Current State of R&D in Canada, the latest installment in this tradition. The report was competently written, although predictable in its main conclusions. Read full text

Creso quoted in the Hill Times on the SR&ED program

Screen Shot 2017-09-23 at 11.23.08 AMCreso was quoted in the story With key tax credit under microscope, biotech firms say it should stay, be improved. The article discusses the SR&ED program from the perspective of biotech companies. Excerpt:

Creso Sá, a professor with the University of Toronto’s Centre for the Study of Canadian and International Higher Education, isn’t a fan of SR&ED, noting its size, complexity, and lack of measurable impact. He said comparable economies generally have a mix of direct and indirect support… [Read full article]

What is driving the internationalization of Canadian higher education?

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Creso wrote for University World News on his talk at the World Education Services and Boston College Center for International Higher Education Summer Seminar “International Education in a New Political Climate”, held on 22-23 June 2017 at Boston College.

 

Many believe that this is Canada’s moment – an opportunity to increase the inflow of international talent into Canadian higher education. Politics and economics have been part of this narrative.

Politically, the rise of neo-nationalist populism tied to xenophobic sentiment in the United States and the United Kingdom have cast Canada in a bright light. Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government has vocally espoused Canada’s openness to the world, very publicly welcoming refugees since last year while the United States, the United Kingdom and parts of Europe recoiled from the influx of immigrants. Full article