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Approach to skills must be reinvented in post-pandemic Canada

By Alan Davis      

Just as employers must be agile and responsive to changing market realities, it is critical that the educational institutions that supply them with talent do the same.

Applied research is a great way for students to put their education into action to address real-world challenges while developing an employer network. This is how we help build an innovation-ready talent pool, writes Alan Davis. Photograph courtesy of Daria Shevtsova/Pexels

The transition from education to workplace and beyond used to be relatively straightforward: high school, post-secondary, job market, promotions, management, retirement. In today’s environment, with new complexities related to technology, shifting global markets, a desire for work-life balance and the speed of change, skills require constant reinvention.

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As House Public Safety Committee studies Russian disinformation, experts explain how Russian info ops target Canadians

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