Chris Holt appointed Lecturer at Waterloo’s Conrad School

Chris Holt (close cropped)Christopher Holt has been appointed Lecturer at the University of Waterloo’s Conrad School of Entrepreneurship and Business. His responsibilities at Conrad include teaching a practicum course to Master’s of Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology students. Chris is currently carrying out his thesis research on entrepreneurial identity development among university students.

Congratulations Chris!

 

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]