The future of work will be difficult. We future proof our graduates through technical depth, leadership, empathy, and social consciousness. … More What is Good, What is Bad?
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
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