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.
Nadiia Kachynska co-facilitated the session “Bringing Classrooms to the World: Collaborating with Faculty on Faculty-Led Programs Abroad” at the Canadian Bureau of International Education conference on Nov 19. The conference was held in Ottawa between Nov 18-21.
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.