A less diverse research team is more likely to produce results that have lower impact. … More Pride and Prejudice (and University Program Rankings)
How can entrepreneurship that drives disruptive innovation also foster equitable and inclusive social outcomes?
For university research, a less diverse team is more likely to produce fewer citations to its papers. Likewise, the more diverse a university leadership team, the more likely it will be to further the university’s mission and make an even greater impact on our world. … More University rankings, research and homophily
Some truths are self-evident. Human-influenced climate change impacts every country on every continent. It is diminishing our health and prosperity, effects that will worsen without intervention. As a member of the global engineering community, McMaster Engineering accepts its responsibility to develop carbon neutral solutions for the betterment of humanity. We are committed to the development of carbon neutral solutions that will drive disruptive innovations, … More We need carbon neutral solutions
Innovation matters more and more. Educators should train themselves and educate their students to answer a critical question before ideas are explored. “Who cares?” … More “Who cares?” Basis of innovation
Rule of Three: Pick three things to do well: #family, #engagement, #innovation … More The Rule of Three: Optimism, Satisfaction and Joy
There’s a difference between information and knowledge, and also between knowledge and understanding. … More Information ≠ Knowledge ≠ Understanding
Whether or not you wish to pursue a doctoral degree can ultimately be a lifestyle choice. Either choice can lead to a meaningful and rewarding career. If you want a Ph.D. credential then pursue it for the right reasons. … More So you (don’t?) want a Ph.D. degree?
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
Often overlooked, the role of failure during experiential learning is an important aspect for a leader to consider. Success is predicated as much on learning through failure as it is on recalling success. … More Experiments in leadership: Why we fail