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Four Ingredients for Cultivating Vibrant Campus-Community Connections

April 06, 2017

Elizabeth Martin Elizabeth Martin
Research Associate
Education and Strategic Initiatives

It can be challenging for post-secondary education (PSE) institutions and the municipalities they operate in to connect with one another. Complex historical, socio-political, and geographic divisions can be difficult to overcome.

Communities and PSE institutions have long recognized the value of ...

Canadian Higher Education in the Asian Century: From Threat to Opportunity

July 20, 2016

Photo of Mark Robbins Mark Robbins
Research Associate
Industry and Business Strategy Research
Kareem El-Assal Kareem El-Assal
Research Associate, Education and Immigration Research
National Immigration Centre

The past 15 years have seen a staggering growth in the demand for higher education worldwide. This demand has been especially strong in Asia, where it vastly ...

After Brexit: Next Moves for Canada’s Universities and Colleges

July 12, 2016

Photo of Mark Robbins Mark Robbins
Research Associate
Industry and Business Strategy Research
Photo of Sonia Takhar Sonia Takhar
Student Intern

In the wake of Brexit, the United Kingdom and the European Union are racked with uncertainty regarding next steps and what their future relationship might look like. Canada would do well to consider how ...

Bringing in the BRICs: Importing Lessons for Canada From Higher Education in Brazil, Russia, India, and China

July 04, 2016

Photo of Mark Robbins Mark Robbins
Research Associate
Industry and Business Strategy Research

In the early 2000s, the term “BRIC” was coined as a shorthand for Brazil, Russia, India, and China—the four largest and most promising of the advanced developing countries. Although the BRIC countries have been in the spotlight less in ...

Three Amigos, Three Policy Recommendations for a More Competitive North America

June 27, 2016

Photo of Mark Robbins Mark Robbins
Research Associate
Industry and Business Strategy Research
Kareem El-Assal Kareem El-Assal
Research Associate, Education and Immigration Research
National Immigration Centre

Strengthening North America’s economic competitiveness through enhanced, trilateral partnerships in the areas of higher education, innovation, and research was outlined as a major objective at the ...

Brexit: What It Means for U.K. Higher Education—and for Canada

June 21, 2016

Photo of Sonia Takhar Sonia Takhar
Student Intern
Photo of Mark Robbins Mark Robbins
Research Associate
Industry and Business Strategy Research

The United Kingdom’s 103 university chancellors have come out publicly against Brexit, the referendum to determine if the U.K. will remain in the European Union, urging the public to consider the vital role that ...

Building Canada’s Global Competence: A Case for Putting Asia in the Curriculum

June 20, 2016

Photo of Erin Williams Erin Williams (guest author)
Program Manager
Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada

“Global competence” is a phrase we’re going to hear more of in the coming years. Broadly speaking, it refers to the knowledge, skills, and attitudes one needs to be a productive and engaged member of our increasingly interconnected ...

Innovation in Learning Spaces: How We Are Reinventing the Classroom

May 16, 2016

Photo of Mark Robbins Mark Robbins
Research Associate
Industry and Business Strategy Research

The past millennium has witnessed a myriad of technological changes, and there has been exponential growth in the same over the past century. Yet the design of the classroom has changed relatively little over the same time period. The ...

How Ontario Transitions Struggling High School Students Into College-Ready Learners

April 11, 2016

Elizabeth Martin Elizabeth Martin
Research Associate
Industry and Business Strategy

Ontario ranks among Canada’s top-performing provinces on equity of outcomes in kindergarten to Grade 12 education and high school attainment.1 The province also earns an “A+” for college attainment in the Conference Board of Canada’s How Canada Performs rankings.2...

Re-engaging At-Risk Students in Learning: A New Zealand Solution

March 22, 2016

Elizabeth Martin Elizabeth Martin
Research Associate
Industry and Business Strategy

In New Zealand, significant numbers of young people leave high school early and do not make the transition to higher education, training, or employment. The Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT), a post-secondary institution in New Zealand, offers struggling high school students the chance ...

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