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.
Creso’s latest column in University Affiars discusses the Ford government’s campus free speech policy. Read full text.
Creso was quoted in the story International Students, Shifting Choices of Where to Study | With international student enrolments falling or stagnating at the top two study destinations — the U.S. and U.K. — what does the picture look like around the world?
With a controversial pick leading the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, don’t hold your breath on big ideas or transformative change for the sector. Read full text.
New 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]
In his latest column for University Affairs, Creso discusses the recent call for proposals from Employment and Social Development Canada to fund a Future Skills Centre. Read the full text.
Our research team is making several research presentations through the end of the summer, from Congress 2018 in Regina to CHER in Moscow in late August. Click here for more details.
Creso’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’s latest University Affairs column considers why so much symbolic management takes place when universities are faced with thorny subjects. Read full text.
As part of Times Higher Education’s coverage of Canada’s 2018 federal budget, Creso was quoted on the significance of the funding announcements for academic research and universities. See full text.
Funding rises for fundamental science with be welcomed even if they fall short of some scholars’ expectations, says Creso Sá. Read full text.
Check the first post of Creso’s new Blog at University Affairs, looking at what the recent superclusters announcement means for universities and academic research.
In a new op-ed for Times Higher Education, Creso discusses how the traditional division of research between “basic” and “applied” affects how we discuss current science policy in Canada. See full text
Growing social, economic, environmental and political challenges make scientific knowledge not only a critical need, but a path to a shared and brighter future for humanity. That was the message astronaut Julie Payette delivered at her installation this week as Canada’s 29th Governor General. Read full article.
Creso 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]