In this month’s column, Creso discusses the Council of Canadian Academies’ recently released report Powering Discovery, which was commissioned by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. “This is a serviceable but, by design, unambitious report, generally speaking; it is more interesting for what it tells us about Canadian science policy than for the conclusion it reaches.”
On June 28, Donna Heslin successfully defended her PhD thesis titled “Use of Social Media in the Promotion of University-Based Entrepreneurship Centres.” Her thesis examines how university entrepreneurship centres use Twitter to connect with internal and external stakeholders. Drawing from interviews with centre directors and an analysis of twitter feeds, the thesis identifies patterns in the use of symbolic imagery across centres located in different regions, as well as in the kinds of actors they engaged with.
Dr. Heslin is Manager, Entrepreneurship & Innovation Partnerships at the City of Mississauga Economic Development Office.
The February edition of the Journal of Studies in International Education features a special issue co-edited by Creso, Emma Sabzalieva, and Magdalena Martinez.
Moving Beyond “North” and “South”: New Global Perspectives on International Research Collaborations includes contributions by an international team of authors based in different regions of the world, who bring a fresh new look at international research collaboration across the globe.
In this month’s column in University Affairs, Creso looks at the events following the Ontario government’s cancellation of funding for the Université de l’Ontario français, and how it galvanized the francophone community. Read the full text.