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.
Emma Sabzalieva was a discussant and co-organizer (with Aliya Akatayeva) of the roundtable Global Bolognaization: Central Asian encounters with the European Higher Education Area, at the Central Eurasian Studies Society Annual Conference. The conference took place at the University of Pittsburgh on 25-28 October 2018.
Donna Heslin and Cheryl Mitchell presented at the Global Center of Entrepreneurship Centers conference in Chicago on Oct-18-19, 2018. They discussed findings of the OHCRIF-supported project on the experience and expectations of entrepreneurship students participating in Ontario-funded campus accelerators and incubators. See the full conference schedule.
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.
Creso’s latest column in University Affiars discusses the Ford government’s campus free speech policy. Read full text.
Creso was quoted in the story International Students, Shifting Choices of Where to Study | With international student enrolments falling or stagnating at the top two study destinations — the U.S. and U.K. — what does the picture look like around the world?
Creso’s latest column at University Affairs argues that we need to move away from facile handwaving and towards a culture of evidence-based argumentation in debates over international education. See full text.
With a controversial pick leading the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, don’t hold your breath on big ideas or transformative change for the sector. Read full text.
New premier bids to tie Ontario university funding to free speech. June 19, 2018, by Ellie Bothwell.
“Universities in Ontario could be the next higher education institutions to face punishment if they are deemed to fail to uphold free speech, after populist businessman Doug Ford was elected as premier of the Canadian province.” Read full article [registration required]
In his latest column for University Affairs, Creso discusses the recent call for proposals from Employment and Social Development Canada to fund a Future Skills Centre. Read the full text.
Our research team is making several research presentations through the end of the summer, from Congress 2018 in Regina to CHER in Moscow in late August. Click here for more details.
Creso’s latest column in University Affairs: After five decades of telling ourselves the same story, can we start asking different questions about innovation?
When it comes to generating reports on science and innovation policy, Canada is undoubtedly a powerhouse. Earlier this month, the Council of Canadian Academies released Competing in a Global Innovation Economy: The Current State of R&D in Canada, the latest installment in this tradition. The report was competently written, although predictable in its main conclusions. Read full text
Creso’s latest University Affairs column considers why so much symbolic management takes place when universities are faced with thorny subjects. Read full text.