The report of the Fundamental Science Review panel, chaired by former University of Toronto president David Naylor, has been a touchstone in the science policy debate over the past two years. Science advocates, researchers and academic leaders have buttressed calls for greater federal investments in research on the detailed analysis of funding gaps and needs put forward in the report. Read full text.
This month Creso wrote about a new panel created in the 2019 Ontario budget to assess the commercialization activities of higher-education institutions. Read full text.
Creso discusses the implications of 2019’s federal budget for Canadian science. Read full text.
The way HEQCO chose to communicate the results of its recent Skills Assessment Pilot Studies is a perfect example of cargo cult policy research. See full text.
The arrival of a new year traditionally inspires new hopes, aspirations and resolutions. With a federal election on the horizon, what can the higher education community wish for in 2019? Read full column.
Underinvestment in R&D has long been a policy concern. Does the problem lie in the design of federal university-industry partnership programs? Emina Veletanlic and Creso discuss results of a recent study in Policy Options. Read full text.
Monica Munaretto was a panelist at the PhD Career Outcomes: Research Results & Future Directions event organized by the University of Toronto School of Graduate Studies and the Career Exploration & Education unit on Thursday, November 29, 2018. The event considered questions including: What is the value of a PhD? Where are PhDs employed? What does this tell us about career development programming for PhDs? What can you as a PhD student, potential PhD student, postdoctoral fellow, or professor do to support flexible career development?
On Tuesday Nov 27, Creso participated in the panel Exploring Difference: Bachelor`s / Master`s Transitions 20 Years after Bologna at the International Dialogue on Education in Berlin. The panel considered the issues and challenges around Germany’s adoption of the Bologna-style degree structure, situating the discussion in an international/ comparative context considering the experience of Canada, the US, the UK and Poland. The International Dialogue on Education is a joint initiative of the British Council Germany, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the German-American Fulbright Commission, the Embassy of Canada in Germany and the Freie Universität Berlin.
In this month’s column, Creso discusses the challenge of science policy coordination in Canada’s federal system, reflecting on recent debates at the Science Policy Conference in Ottawa earlier this month. Read Full text.
Emma Sabzalieva was a discussant and co-organizer (with Aliya Akatayeva) of the roundtable Global Bolognaization: Central Asian encounters with the European Higher Education Area, at the Central Eurasian Studies Society Annual Conference. The conference took place at the University of Pittsburgh on 25-28 October 2018.
Donna Heslin and Cheryl Mitchell presented at the Global Center of Entrepreneurship Centers conference in Chicago on Oct-18-19, 2018. They discussed findings of the OHCRIF-supported project on the experience and expectations of entrepreneurship students participating in Ontario-funded campus accelerators and incubators. See the full conference schedule.
Creso’s latest column in University Affairs discusses the politics surrounding the appointment of chief science advisers in Canada, and the questions that have not been asked in the debate about these positions. See full text.
In the latest issue of International Higher Education, Creso discusses how the assumption that countries are deliberately competing for international students does not stand up to scrutiny. See full text.