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POLICY & PRACTICE

By CRESO SÁ | July 08 2019

In the long run, the status of the report as a relevant source for policy debate and advocacy hinges on which party wins the October federal election.

By CRESO SÁ | May 14 2019

A new panel created in the 2019 Ontario budget will have the mundane task of clarifying the relationship between science and innovation.

By CRESO SÁ | March 14 2019

The way HEQCO chose to communicate the results of its recent Skills Assessment Pilot Studies is a perfect example of cargo cult policy research.

By CRESO SÁ | January 25 2019

With a federal election looming later this year, here are a few suggestions to bolster science, skills and innovation.

By CRESO SÁ | December 17 2018

They might have been able to better back their initial position by problem solving with the budding francophone university in face of budget constraints.

By CRESO SÁ | November 16 2018

The different interests and needs of each jurisdiction mean there is a range of funding schemes with disparate aims, formats and objectives.

By CRESO SÁ | October 12 2018

There are fundamental questions that we should be considering about the role and format of science advice in this country.

By CRESO SÁ | September 06 2018

Most with a working knowledge of higher education would agree we are nowhere near a free speech crisis in colleges and universities, let alone one justifying government intervention.

By CRESO SÁ | August 03 2018

We need to move away from facile handwaving and towards a culture of evidence-based argumentation.

By CRESO SÁ | July 04 2018

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.

By CRESO SÁ | June 01 2018

While couched in rhetoric of anticipating economic needs and helping individuals succeed in the labour market, the gospel surrounding “skills” is fundamentally mired in a very short-term perspective.

By CRESO SÁ | May 01 2018

After five decades of telling ourselves the same story, can we start asking different questions about innovation?

By CRESO SÁ | March 29 2018

The nature of universities as organizations helps explain why so much symbolic management takes place when they are faced with thorny subjects.

By CRESO SÁ | February 20 2018

Creso Sá looks at what the recent superclusters announcement really means for universities and academic research.