How can entrepreneurship that drives disruptive innovation also foster equitable and inclusive social outcomes?
Here’s a shoutout to the McMaster Engineering EcoCAR 3 Team. This is a group of engaged students who are innovators in approaching and solving problems. … More Teaching innovation
Rule of Three: Pick three things to do well: #family, #engagement, #innovation … More The Rule of Three: Optimism, Satisfaction and Joy
My advice to incoming students this fall semester? Seek a university that is multicultural, where teaching is not just text based, which facilitates self directed learning, and keeps improving its community spaces and information technology infrastructure to allow students to collaborate. … More Students Today and Jobs Tomorrow
Wicked problems confronting us include climate change, international drug trafficking, refugee resettlement, the emerging Zika virus pandemic, terrorism and war, food security, better healthcare, assisted dying and social equity. The solution to any one of these problems, say refugee resettlement, requires the solution of a host of other interconnected problems. … More Let’s solve wicked problems
McMaster Engineering graduates will solve complex problems through analysis, design, organization and communication. They will be mindful of constraints as they provide simple and elegant solutions to technical problems through service and innovation. … More So you want to be an engineer
The Nobel Laureate Robert Solow described in 1957 how technological change, which germinates new ideas, products and solutions, and thereby enhances productivity, is inextricably linked with the economic growth that improves our standard of living. This change contributes to over 80% of the growth in the OECD economies of North America. However, technological change also contributes to “creative destruction”. It disrupts industries, destroys jobs in certain sectors and creates new demand in nascent … More Change need not be a runaway train
We say, select engineering as a career if you want to become an engaged citizen scholar who wishes to transform the world. … More Why select engineering as a profession
To help students ride the waves of disruption, we must better prepare them to compete through their contributions towards innovation. … More Rigour, content and testing: Will that help drive innovation?
It is important to recognize that the value of the education that we provide is to not only enhance employability but that our graduates must urgently learn to innovate and ride the waves of imminent disruption. … More The global knowledge society