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.
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.
Nadiia Kachynska co-facilitated the session “Bringing Classrooms to the World: Collaborating with Faculty on Faculty-Led Programs Abroad” at the Canadian Bureau of International Education conference on Nov 19. The conference was held in Ottawa between Nov 18-21.
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.
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.
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.