Why learning from experience is the educational wave of the future

Volunteers work on a Habitat for Humanity site in Winnipeg in July 2017. Building homes for the disadvantaged is the type of ‘learning through service’ that will stand university grads in better stead with employers. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods Ishwar K. Puri, McMaster University The university experience has changed. It used to be enough for … More Why learning from experience is the educational wave of the future

Innovation, Clusters and Universities

In response to the Great Depression of the 1930s, economically depressed jurisdictions used an approach, termed as “smokestack chasing”.  Regional governments recruited industrial firms to enhance job creation by providing them with tax incentives, land use privileges and loans. Society was transformed. From being primarily agricultural, many regions quickly reorganized into manufacturing and resource extraction economies. … More Innovation, Clusters and Universities

Think global act local: The diversity and multiculturalism that drive engineering

Tolerance and openness are wellsprings of security and prosperity, not threats to them. It is only natural then that the next gathering of the diverse and multicultural Global Engineering Deans Council will take place in Niagara Falls, Canada in October, 2017. … More Think global act local: The diversity and multiculturalism that drive engineering