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BY CRESO SÁ | SEP 22 2020

A closer look at the four recommendations from Ontario’s expert panel on intellectual property, created to assess the commercialization activities of higher-education institutions.

BY CRESO SÁ | JUN 05 2020

COVID-19 has caused the academic community to be very reactionary, but research is fundamentally a long-term process.

BY CRESO SÁ | APR 17 2020

Major crises provide windows of opportunity for change.

BY CRESO SÁ | MAR 02 2020

Despite a widespread media narrative claiming students would be flocking to Canada, universities did not see a “Trump bump.”


More funds for science in recent decades has meant more political pressure on research councils to showcase impact and demonstrate relevance.

BY CRESO SÁ | DEC 06 2019

The Liberals claim that “science is at the centre of everything the government does” – yet all we have seen and heard are symbolic gestures and feel-good rhetoric.

BY CRESO SÁ | OCT 21 2019

Clusters are often described as prioritizing interdisciplinary collaboration, but that comes with its own unique set of challenges.

BY CRESO SÁ | SEP 12 2019

The poor rate of innovation among Canadian firms relates to factors well beyond the scope of research partnerships.

BY CRESO SÁ | JUL 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 | MAR 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 | JAN 25 2019

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

BY CRESO SÁ | DEC 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 | NOV 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 | OCT 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 | SEP 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 | AUG 03 2018

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

BY CRESO SÁ | JUL 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 | JUN 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?

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