On Nov 25, Christopher Holt successfully defended his doctoral thesis, “Exploring the Entrepreneurial Identity Development of University Students”. Through interviews with students at three universities, the thesis shows how students create entrepreneurial identities in response to many forces that “pull” and “push” them towards entrepreneurship.
Dr. Holt is Associate Director of the Masters in Business, Technology, and Entrepreneurship at the University of Waterloo Conrad School of Entrepreneurship and Business.
Creso was a keynote speaker at the Leaders for Education Summit on September 18-19. Canada was a participating country this year in Colombia’s largest annual event on education policy. Creso discussed key achievements and policy issues in Canada’s higher education and academic science.
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.