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POLICY - EDUCATION
Canada must not be left behind. And Canada’s global competitiveness cannot be compromised, writes Amy Karam. Image courtesy of Flickr

Canadian government needs to have a more unified China strategy across all domains including innovation and research direction

Opinion|Amy Karam
5G research is an opportunity for the Canadian government to take a page out of the Chinese playbook and increase its involvement in order to secure innovation leadership and economic growth.
Opinion|Emily Eaton
We will only make our universities more transparent by working to reduce corporate partnerships and industry links, for a university that acts like a corporation cannot be transparent at all.
It's the persistent use by the Chinese Communist Party of its students here as shock troops in propaganda warfare and its persecution of Canadians it considers dissidents.
Education must be seen in this light, not as a burden to our society but as the essence of building our modern inclusive society. Countries like Germany, Sweden, and Finland have free tuition and have thriving modern economies, and there is no reason that Canada cannot be a leader in education  as well.
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Opinion|Paul Dufour
As the very nature and conduct of research evolves, the policy experiments will no doubt continue for supporting talent, knowledge and discovery. The research chairs remain important, but they are merely one element of the country’s expanding ecosystem for knowledge creation and dissemination.
The following are author-selected excerpts from University Commons Divided: Exploring Debate & Dissent on Campus, short-listed along with four other books for this year’s Donner Prize, the best public policy book of the year by a Canadian. The winner will be announced on May 1 in Toronto.
The government has pledged nearly $800-million to help employers expand work-integrated learning placements. That’s good news to employers, schools, and students alike.
In yesterday’s federal budget, the government announced its 'intention to work with provinces and territories' toward the creation of the program, though no money was earmarked for it.
From helping kids learn to code to providing new sources of capital for large projects, our aim is to drive productivity.
Providing more internships abroad will invariably buttress Canada’s innovation ecosystem.
A great deal of medical research shows the long-term ill effects of under-age marijuana use.
The patient needs to be heard, not simply seen.
We can’t rely on American, Chinese, or Norwegian research to procure the scientific foundation on which to base the sustainable development of our North.
Opinion|Natan Obed
Inuit are one of the most researched peoples in the world. Yet colonial approaches to research, in which our role is imagined as being marginal and of little value, remain commonplace. That needs to change.
As the new financial plan comes together, post-secondary schools want 'complementary' funding for the administrative costs of research, student awards, and work-integrated learning.
In an interview, Science Minister Kirsty Duncan discusses her office's remaining priorities before the next election, support for graduate students and Canadians researching abroad, and improving equality and diversity in science.
News|Neil Moss
The Canadian government has focused on attracting international students to Canada, now it has to do the same for encouraging Canadian students to study abroad, says a former Canadian International Development Agency president.
Colleges in particular play a crucial role in Canada’s research and innovation ecosystem, and are boosted by investments to equip the best and brightest with the right tools.
When it comes to unfamiliar areas of research, such as artificial intelligence, focus on the ultimate rewards.
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