Research Team Alumn Dr. Merli Tamtik winner of an Ontario Graduate Policy Research Challenge award

On Monday December 8th, 2014 Dr. Merli Tamtik received an Ontario Graduate Research Challenge Award from the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. She has received the award for her research on policy learning in the European Union during her graduate work at OISE under the supervision of Creso Sá.

Congratulations Dr. Tamtik on this outstanding accomplishment!

In the picture: Deputy Minister of MTCU Deborah Newman and Minister of MTCU/MRI The Hononorable Reza Moridi.

Team members present at the 39th ASHE Annual Conference

logo 2014Darren Deering and Dan Hamlin presented their papers at the 2014 Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) conference that took place in Washington, D.C., from November 20th to 22nd. Darren presented a paper entitled “Public Policy as a Moderator of Institutional Forces: Developing a Theoretical Model for Academic Drift”, while Dan presented a paper he co-authored with Creso Sá entitled “Research Use and Higher Education Policymaking in Canada.”

Creso attends the 2014 INEI International Conference

INEI_2014_Logo_150From November 4th to 7th the International Network of Educational Institutions (INEI) Conference was held in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Hosted by the University of São Paulo, the topic of this year’s conference was “Teacher Education in Crisis”.

Faculty and administrators representing the various member institutions of the Network attended the conference, including Creso who represented the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE).

Creso Sá and Andrew Kretz attend the 27th CHER Annual Conference

cherceris-250x65 On September 8th, Creso Sá and Andrew Kretz attended the CHER annual conference where Andrew presented a paper entitled “Entrepreneurship, Startups, and Students: How New Forms of Entrepreneurial Learning and Practice Redraw University Boundaries” during a session on the changing functions, objectives and scope of higher education institutions.

This year the Consortium of Higher Education Researchers (CHER) Annual Conference was organized by the Institute for Research on Firms and Growth (CERIS). The conference took place from 8-10 of September in Rome, Italy.

Creso Sá, Andrew Kretz and Kristjan Sigurdson examine entrepreneurship education in Ontario in a HEQCO report

heqco image This past July 22, the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO) published a report written by Dr. Creso Sá, Andrew Kretz and Kristjan Sigurdson entitled The State of Entrepreneurship Education in Ontario’s Colleges and Universities. This report, which was commissioned by HEQCO, assesses the current environment of entrepreneurial education in the province by examining the number and types of entrepreneurship courses and extracurricular activities Ontario higher education institutions are offering their students. Moreover, this study provides a comparative analysis between colleges and universities and between undergraduate and graduate education, and discusses the current funding of entrepreneurship education in the province.

The study may be accessed here.