Emma Sabzalieva presents at CHER 2016

screen-shot-2016-10-15-at-5-57-27-pmLast month, Emma Sabzalieva presented the paper The politics of the international brain race, co-authored with Creso Sá, at the annual conference of the Consortium of Higher Education Researchers (CHER) at the University of Cambridge.

The paper draws on findings from the project Public Policy and the Attraction of International Postsecondary Students, supported by the Ontario Human Capital and Innovation Research Fund.

The conference took place at Queen’s College, from 5-7 September, 2016.

How Brexit matters to Canadian Universities

Creso Sá and Emma Sabzalieva, on University World News Issue No:421.UWN-Logo-High-300x238

The world watched with apprehension as the Brexit vote unfolded and, given the increasingly global nature of science and higher education, the British and international academic communities had reason to be particularly interested in the outcome.

In the aftermath of the arguably unexpected ‘Leave’ win, many are scrambling to understand its implications for education and research. What does the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union mean to Canadian universities, and why should they care? Read Full article

Creso Sá: Back scientists to tackle Brazil’s three crises | SciDev.Net

Screen Shot 2016-06-25 at 12.29.04 PMThe uproar around the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff has pushed to the sidelines three major crises that Brazil faces — and the fact that the country is undermining its ability to deal with them.

To fully recover that ability, the federal government must move science from a low-priority policy file in Brasilia’s realpolitik to the centre of the national development agenda. Full article

Research team presents at Congress 2016

Screen Shot 2016-06-03 at 5.49.19 PMCreso Sá and team members presented at the Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education (CSSHE) Conference/Congress 2016 at the University of Calgary, from May 31 to June 1. Presentations included:

Gurrisi, M. The Critical-Democratic University Space: Citizenship and Student Engagement.

Lemay, M. A. (2016). The role of expectations in shaping research policy: A historic case study of Genome Canada.

Sá, C. & Sabzalieva, E. (2016). International student mobility and public policy: lessons for the Canadian provinces.

Sabzalieva, E. (2016). Engaging with tradition? Connecting universities’ founding missions to their current levels of engagement with their local communities: a comparative study of England and Ontario, Canada.

Soliman, H. (2016). The role of health services in dealing with mental health issues in higher education.