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Question:How can Canada become the best country in attracting and developing talent?
on 06/23/2016 1466693732
Voici un inspirant projet canadien d'envergure mondiale qui répond à la question de l'entreprenariat: Article Radio Canada: http://www.rcinet.ca/f .... Read more

Voici un inspirant projet canadien d'envergure mondiale qui répond à la question de l'entreprenariat:

Article Radio Canada: http://www.rcinet.ca/fr/2016/06/16/bakhoa-nguyen-ehappypedia-pour-changer-le-monde-une-parcelle-de-bonheur-a-la-fois/

Donnez une attention médiatique à de tel projet et encouragez d'autres entrepreneurs à lui faire compétition. Partager un rêve et surprendre tout le monde avec des idées innovatrices est la nature même des entrepreneurs.

Le besoin est d'avantage d'inspirer et de pousser l'entrepreneur à réaliser son projet et à tester le terrain plutôt que d'essayer de le cadrer et lui éviter des erreurs. Les erreurs et les échecs n'ont pas la même signification pour les entrepreneurs... ils n'arrêteront devant rien si leur idée est claire.

Étant mariée à un entrepreneur né, j'ai appris à le supporter les hauts et les bas. Tant qu'il y a encore de l'espoir, les bas ne sont que des opportunnités pour rebondir plus fort. Ce ne sont pas des beaux mots, c'est la réalité des entrepreneurs.

Lam Tra Nien Vo, Bch en ingénerie

T:514.743.5094

 

 

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Child Care

Question:How do we work together to equip youth with the right skills for the future economy?
on 08/31/2016 1472655453
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Increased access to quality child care will allow parents to access all levels of education
Credit: Dr. Nancy Luckai; Dr. Shannon Zurevinski

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Developing and practicing innovation skills through applied research

Question:How do we work together to equip youth with the right skills for the future economy?
on 08/31/2016 1472657255
For Canada’s future workforce to have the capacity to innovate, we must equip them with the necessary skills and provide them meaningful opportu .... Read more

For Canada’s future workforce to have the capacity to innovate, we must equip them with the necessary skills and provide them meaningful opportunities to practice them. Like many Canadian colleges and polytechnics, George Brown College offers students applied research opportunities in curriculum or as part-time employment where they work directly with industry to find solutions to their innovation challenges. 

Not only do these opportunities provide students with the opportunity to gain practical experience and enhance their skills in their area of study, but they provide students with marketable workplace skills and innovation literacy, that is, the ability to think creatively and apply problem solving skills to diverse and intangible issues within industrial problems and contexts. Innovation literacy is a transferable skill that enables students to be flexible innovators in the workforce. Since 2008, George Brown College has enabled 724 applied research partnerships that have provided 7,592 student applied research experiences and opportunities to develop these skills.

No one personifies the ideal applied research experience more than John-Allan Ellingson, a 2014 graduate of George Brown College’s Mechanical Engineering Design program and 2012 graduate of the CNC/Precision Machining program. Early in his studies, John-Allan chose to participate as a student research intern on a long-term project with SOS Customer Service to design, prototype and test a novel, lightweight and portable crane to lift curtain wall panels into place for installation during construction of low-rise commercial and residential buildings. This work won him 2nd place at the 2013 Polytechnics Canada Student Applied Research Showcase and catalyzed his engagement in applied research. In his tenure at the College, he helped 7 companies in sectors as diverse as food, construction and aerospace to develop and improve their products. He proudly shared his work and experiences by representing the College at the Conference Board of Canada’s 2013 Business Innovation Summit and OCE Discovery 2013. John-Allan also served as the 2013-2014 Student Innovation Advisor for George Brown College’s Innovation Advisory Board, a multi-sectoral industry, entrepreneurial, and academic stakeholder group that provides a current and effective link between the Research and Innovation office at George Brown College and the key sectors it serves. In recognition of his contributions and achievements in applied research, John-Allan was awarded the Student Innovation Award in 2013 and the inaugural Excellence in Research and Innovation digital badge in 2014. He credits his applied research experiences at George Brown for teaching him how to identify the business opportunities that lie beneath challenges, demystifying and changing his perception of entrepreneurship to a pathway for guiding skills from the classroom and shop to bring prototyped solutions towards further development and the market, and showing him how to draw parallels between vastly different sectors to find unique solutions in the most unlikely places.

John-Allan has since gone on to enroll in a Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering at Lakehead University and will soon enter the Canadian workforce with not only theoretical and applied training in his field of study, but also research problem solving, leadership and entrepreneurship skills and the ability to recognize innovation in the product development life-cycle.

It is our goal to provide all students with opportunities to develop and practice these in-demand workplace skills. We are calling on the government to enhance its funding for the programs that support these applied research opportunities at colleges and polytechnics so that we can equip students with the innovation skills that will drive Canada’s future productivity.

Credit: George Brown College Research & Innovation

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Incubation in Public School and at Libraries

Question:How do we work together to equip youth with the right skills for the future economy?
on 08/31/2016 1472668478
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Turn Libraries into innovation centers. Work with Libraries to provide easy and comprehensive support to individuals seeking to learn how to protect t .... Read more

Turn Libraries into innovation centers. Work with Libraries to provide easy and comprehensive support to individuals seeking to learn how to protect their intellectual property rights as well as assist youth in learning about grants and funding available from the government and provide them with opportunities to learn that inventing and innovation is fun and financially rewarding.

Likewise incubator groups should be formed in all public schools that promote the early familiarity of youth with the experience of inventing and the possibilities of innovating their world. 

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True Calling Canada

Question:How do we work together to equip youth with the right skills for the future economy?
on 08/31/2016 1472682489
True Calling is a one-stop multimedia resource that provides the requisite knowledge and tools to help people find and secure a job they will love. Th .... Read more

True Calling is a one-stop multimedia resource that provides the requisite knowledge and tools to help people find and secure a job they will love. Through a content-rich website and engaging programming, we provide inspiring and comprehensive career information that is second to none in terms of both breadth and depth. Our innovative multimedia platform takes a detailed look at every facet of selecting a career, including education and training requirements, future job security, economic trends, and so much more. We’re helping people find the career they’re passionate about and showing them the best path forward to achieve it.

Credit: ITA, JTSTL

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Investing in researchers

Question:How can Canada become the best country in attracting and developing talent?
on 09/01/2016 1472701534
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http://www.cap.ca/onlineforms/download/CAPInnovationAgenda_2016Aug31-submitted.pdf
Credit: Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP-ACP)

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Fed-Prov-Industry council on skills development

Question:How do we work together to equip youth with the right skills for the future economy?
on 09/02/2016 1472777966
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One idea could be to encourage dialogue and priority setting through consultation with industry and provinces to ensure federal funding and policy ob .... Read more

One idea could be to encourage dialogue and priority setting through consultation with industry and provinces to ensure federal funding and policy objectives are aligned with what's needed, in consideration with what's possible - to fill the gaps and leverage existing strengths. This council could be cross-sectoral and focussing in key S&T drivers such as big data, industry 4.0, etc. 

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Work Ethic

Question:How do we work together to equip youth with the right skills for the future economy?
on 09/02/2016 1472838216
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We need stimulate a good work ethic in young people and give them the skills that they need. 

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Focus on building up strengths

Question:How can Canada become the best country in attracting and developing talent?
on 09/02/2016 1472843759
Tags: growth 
"I think the question for anyone whether they're in Toronto, St. John's, Calgary - or anywhere else for that matter - is: If we want to build tech com .... Read more

"I think the question for anyone whether they're in Toronto, St. John's, Calgary - or anywhere else for that matter - is: If we want to build tech companies here what are our strengths and how do we build that up? Rather than trying to take whatever formula worked in Silicon Valley and bring it over here."

Ron Piovesan, a technology business development executive

Tech hub inspires nationwide incubators. Toronto Star. August 29

Credit: Sunny Freeman, Tech hub inspires nationwide incubators. Toronto Star.

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There should be a push for innovation at a middle school level

Question:How do we work together to equip youth with the right skills for the future economy?
on 09/02/2016 1472844806
Tags: education  youth  women 
The girls and youth I mentor are in middle school or early university, and it's very difficult to find programs. We see a lot of support in university .... Read more

The girls and youth I mentor are in middle school or early university, and it's very difficult to find programs. We see a lot of support in university where there are startup incubators, but there's very little support for high school and middle school. There should be a push for innovation at a middle school level."

Sage Franch, Trendy Techie founder

Sage Franch, Young entrepreneurs tell Minister Bains education, talent are biggest barriers to success. BetaKit.com. September 1, 2016.

Credit: Sage Franch, BetaKit.com

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For Youth and Everyone

Question:How do we work together to equip youth with the right skills for the future economy?
on 09/06/2016 1473129257
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Here’s what active participants – workers, entrepreneurs and social innovators – in the new economy need: Paid internships and ap .... Read more

Here’s what active participants – workers, entrepreneurs and social innovators – in the new economy need:

  • Paid internships and apprenticeship programs. Students and job-seekers alike need more access to paid experiential learning opportunities in the field. The more experience they have, the better prepared they are to choose and create successful career paths, often ones that have not yet been paved.
  • Support from businesses and consumers. More than lip service needs to be paid to small local businesses, artists and designers. Choosing quality over the bottom line in business and personal purchasing decisions helps small independent vendors stand a chance against big global competitors, which in turn leads to job creation and more money in local economies.  (raising some trade tariffs)
  • Policy and programs to mitigate risks. The new economic reality needs more supports for those working as consultants, independent contractors and small business owners. Policies and programs that facilitate benefits and retirement savings are critical. Being an active player in this changing economy should not require sacrificing security and piece of mind.
  • Funding and support for enterprise. We need stronger incentives for starting up independent businesses and social enterprises: more help with university tuition, greater student loan flexibility, enterprise funding, mentorship, market access. Innovation needs to be seeded and nurtured. Support is needed for those in the creative industries and social innovation, not just for researchers and innovators in high tech and biomedical fields.

The above excerpt from http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/rob-commentary/are-we-living-in-a-social-economy-or-a-precarious-one/article31400928/

Decreasing immigration and TFW is an important component into making the above successful, especially for the first point.

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Agricultural Institute of Canada

Question:How can Canada become the best country in attracting and developing talent?
on 09/06/2016 1473190019
Tags: agribusiness 
In the agriculture sector, Canada faces critical succession planning due to the looming retirement of senior scientists not only in government researc .... Read more

In the agriculture sector, Canada faces critical succession planning due to the looming retirement of senior scientists not only in government research facilities, but also in post-secondary institutions.

A labour market study geared specifically by sector, both public and private, should be conducted to identify the extent of human resource challenges over the next fifteen years and determine the development of a targeted action plan to attract and retain researchers.

Moreover, the establishment of commercialization goals and objectives such as mechanisms to enable increased exploitation of intellectual property may play an important role in attracting, retaining and motivating skilled scientists interested in the entrepreneurial aspects of research in Canada. Intellectual property also offers a revenue stream to reinvest into future research and may contribute to bring greater return on investment.

Credit: Agricultural Institute of Canada

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Training the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs / Former la prochaine génération d’innovateurs et d’entrepreneurs

Question:How can Canada become the best country in attracting and developing talent?
on 09/16/2016 1474053648
For Canada to be a global innovation nation, we need young Canadians to understand other countries and other cultures. Open minds mean open borders fo .... Read more

For Canada to be a global innovation nation, we need young Canadians to understand other countries and other cultures. Open minds mean open borders for trade, immigration and ideas. Yet only three per cent of Canadian university students (approximately 25,000) go abroad in any given year, despite 97 per cent of universities offering international experiences. Canada’s universities aspire to enable all Canadian university students to develop greater risk-taking, adaptability, flexibility, language and intercultural skills, as well as knowledge of global markets before they graduate.

To celebrate Canada’s 150th, Universities Canada recommends that we invest in our next generation of leaders by increasing the outbound mobility of university students to 50,000 students abroad per year by 2022. Doing so, particularly by exposing our students to cross-border learning opportunities in emerging economic powers and strategic partners, will sharpen Canada’s competitive edge.

At the same time, Canada needs smart immigration policies and best-in-class processes to support the attraction and retention of international talent. As the government looks to substantially increase the levels of immigration into Canada, universities in communities across the country are important hubs for attracting and integrating top talent. Universities play a critical role in drawing top researchers to our communities, directly boosting our innovative potential and strengthening our international research connections. Universities also draw some of the best and brightest international students, who contribute well over $10 billion to the Canadian economy each year. Many of these students would like to remain after their studies, transitioning into productive members of the Canadian labour force with valuable people-to-people ties that assist in trade linkages, foreign direct investment and private sector partnerships. Our immigration policies must position Canada as a global magnet for this top talent. Universities Canada recommends the following:

  • Facilitate the flow of international talent to Canada’s universities through a simplified process for temporary work permits under the International Mobility Program.
  • Given that a large portion of foreign academics are already Labour Market Impact Assessment-exempt under the International Mobility Program, we recommend extending this exemption to all hiring by universities for positions that support the academic enterprise, including faculty, researchers, research associates, academic physicians and senior university administrators.
  • Eliminate the LMIA requirement in the Express Entry points system and/or lower the value of points awarded for the LMIA-supported job offer and allow for greater value to be placed on the human capital criteria to adequately recognize Permanent Resident candidates such as foreign university faculty and international graduates of Canada’s universities.
  • Allocate resources to ensure that study permit processing times are globally competitive in order to position Canada as the destination of choice for top talent.

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Pour que le Canada soit une nation d’innovation, il faut que les jeunes Canadiens comprennent les autres pays et les autres cultures, car les esprits ouverts favorisent l’ouverture des frontières aux échanges commerciaux, à l’immigration et aux idées. Toutefois, seulement trois pour cent des étudiants universitaires canadiens (environ 25 000) bénéficient d’une expérience à l’étranger chaque année, en dépit du fait que 97 pour cent des universités offrent de telles expériences. Les universités canadiennes aspirent à permettre à tous les étudiants du pays de renforcer leur capacité à prendre des risques, à s’adapter et à faire preuve de souplesse, de parfaire leurs compétences linguistiques et interculturelles et d’acquérir des connaissances sur les marchés mondiaux.

Pour souligner son 150e anniversaire de la Confédération, le Canada doit investir dans la prochaine génération de leaders en portant à 50 000 le nombre d’étudiants universitaires qui effectuent chaque année un séjour d’études à l’étranger d’ici 2022. Ces expériences internationales, notamment les possibilités d’apprentissage dans des pays émergents et d’autres qui sont des partenaires stratégiques, viendront accroître l’avantage concurrentiel du Canada.

Parallèlement, le Canada doit se doter de politiques réfléchies en matière d’immigration et de processus optimisés pour attirer et retenir les talents étrangers. Le gouvernement fédéral cherche à hausser considérablement les taux d’immigration, et les universités dans les collectivités de l’ensemble du pays jouent un rôle important pour attirer et intégrer les talents étrangers. Elles favorisent l’établissement des meilleurs chercheurs dans les collectivités canadiennes, ce qui a directement pour effet de stimuler le potentiel d’innovation du pays et de renforcer ses réseaux de recherche internationaux. Les universités attirent également certains des étudiants étrangers les plus brillants, ce qui entraîne des retombées économiques annuelles largement supérieures à 10 milliards de dollars pour l’économie canadienne. Bon nombre d’entre eux souhaitent demeurer au pays après leurs études et effectuer une transition sans heurts vers le marché du travail, où ils participeront à la productivité nationale. Leurs précieux réseaux favoriseront les liens commerciaux, les investissements étrangers et les partenariats dans le secteur privé. Les politiques d’immigration du Canada doivent faire du pays une destination de choix pour les étudiants et les chercheurs étrangers les plus brillants. Universités Canada recommande ce qui suit :

  • Faciliter la venue de talents étrangers dans les universités canadiennes en simplifiant le processus d’obtention de permis de travail temporaire dans le cadre du Programme de mobilité internationale (PMI).
  • Comme les offres de poste d’une grande majorité des universitaires étrangers sont déjà exemptées d’une Étude d’impact sur le marché du travail (EIMT) dans le cadre du PMI, Universités Canada recommande que cette exemption soit élargie à toutes les embauches à des postes contribuant à l’entreprise universitaire, dont les professeurs, les chercheurs, les agrégés de recherche, les médecins universitaires et les administrateurs de haut rang des universités.
  • Éliminer le critère du système de points d’Entrée express exigeant une offre d’emploi ayant fait l’objet d’une EIMT ou réduire le nombre de points accordés pour une offre d’emploi ayant fait l’objet d’une EIMT et permettre d’accorder une plus grande valeur au critère de capital humain afin d’évaluer adéquatement les demandes des candidats à la résidence permanente, notamment celles des professeurs étrangers et des étudiants étrangers diplômés des universités canadiennes.
  • Allouer des ressources afin que les délais de traitement des demandes de permis d’études soient concurrentiels à l’échelle mondiale, pour faire du Canada la destination de choix des étudiants les plus brillants.
Credit: Universities Canada / Universités Canada

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Talent and knowledge mobilization / Talent et mobilisation du savoir

Question:How do we work together to equip youth with the right skills for the future economy?
on 09/16/2016 1474055228
In Canada’s sesquicentennial year, over one million undergraduates are entering university halls across the country. These students are the foun .... Read more

In Canada’s sesquicentennial year, over one million undergraduates are entering university halls across the country. These students are the foundation of Canada’s innovative future. Canada’s universities are committed to equipping these students with the skills and knowledge they need to flourish in work and life, empowering them to contribute to Canada’s economic and social success.

We need to do better as a country to meet the aspirations and unlock the potential of Indigenous youth – their community’s future leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs. Currently, only 11 per cent of Indigenous peoples aged 25 to 34 in Canada have a university degree, compared to 33 per cent of non-Indigenous Canadians in the same age group.

  • Universities Canada aspires to significantly reduce the gap between the university participation rate of Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians within the next ten years, by increasing federal financial assistance to Indigenous students and institutional efforts.
  • Universities Canada also recommends supporting more Indigenous students to pursue graduate and post-doctoral studies, growing the cohort of Indigenous university faculty and researchers and boosting their engagement in Canada’s innovative future.

Through work-integrated learning, hands-on research training, and global experiences, Canadian university graduates are educated in a culture of innovation and prepared with 21st century skills including flexibility, adaptability, and an openness to risk-taking.

We support the call by the Canadian Business/Higher Education Roundtable for access to work-integrated learning for 100 per cent of Canadian postsecondary students.

  • To support this goal, Universities Canada, along with national business and student groups, recommends investment in new federal measures, such as vouchers and tax credits, to incentivize employers – particularly in small- and medium-sized enterprises and not-for-profit organizations – to create more paid co-op and internship placements across disciplines and address the barriers employers face in offering such placements.

Canada’s universities are dynamic and supportive partners in helping businesses and not-for-profit organizations solve their problems. One of the greatest contributions universities make to innovation is equipping their graduates with the skills, knowledge and mindset to contribute to our contemporary and future economy. Through a range of knowledge mobilization activities – hands-on learning experiences of co-op students and graduates, community service and outreach, public policy engagement, inter-sectoral partnerships, and the commercialization of research – universities contribute to innovation, prosperity and the quality of life in Canada. Such a flexible approach is needed as no one-size-fits-all approach will suit the diverse needs and capabilities across Canada’s regions. Commercialization contributions are made by universities as valued research partners and through knowledge spill-overs in the form of spin-off companies.

  • Canada’s universities have proven themselves to be prolific generators of new ideas and designs, but R&D assistance is needed in the start-up phase to bridge the capital and financing gap between the initial idea and venture capital stages of the commercialization wave.
  • Targeted support should also be provided to encourage incubation and acceleration on university campuses, and to facilitate access to risk capital. Our graduates abound with ideas, but help is needed to develop strong and nimble start-ups that can grow into globally competitive companies.

Universities can also provide support to young companies by helping educate business talent in areas where we know Canada needs improvement – training executive talent with the ability to scale-up small start-ups, and building know ledge of sales into the business curriculum to assist small companies to grow.

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À l’approche du 150e anniversaire de la Confédération, plus de un million d’étudiants au premier cycle font leur entrée à l’université d’un bout à l’autre du pays. Ces étudiants sont le fondement de l’innovation future au Canada. Les universités s’engagent à inculquer à ces étudiants les compétences et le savoir dont ils ont besoin pour s’épanouir sur les plans personnel et professionnel, et ainsi contribuer à la réussite économique et sociale du Canada.

Le Canada doit faire plus pour concrétiser les aspirations et réaliser le potentiel des jeunes Autochtones, qui seront les dirigeants, les innovateurs et les entrepreneurs de demain dans leurs collectivités. À l’heure actuelle, seulement 11 pour cent des Autochtones de 25 à 34 ans possèdent un diplôme universitaire, comparativement à 33 pour cent des Canadiens non autochtones du même groupe d’âge.

  • Universités Canada aspire à réduire considérablement l’écart entre Canadiens autochtones et non autochtones en matière de taux de fréquentation de l’université au cours des 10 prochaines années par la hausse de l’aide financière fédérale aux étudiants autochtones et des initiatives des établissements d’enseignement.
  • Universités Canada recommande également d’appuyer un plus grand nombre d’étudiants autochtones pour qu’ils entreprennent des études aux cycles supérieurs et au niveau postdoctoral, d’augmenter le nombre de professeurs et de chercheurs autochtones, et d’accroître leur participation à l’innovation future du Canada.

Par l’apprentissage intégré au travail, la recherche sur le terrain et les expériences à l’étranger, les diplômés universitaires canadiens sont formés au sein d’une culture d’innovation et acquièrent des compétences du XXIe siècle, dont la souplesse, la capacité d’adaptation et une ouverture au risque.

 

Universités Canada appuie les revendications de la Table ronde de l’enseignement supérieur et les entreprises, qui réclame l’accès à des expériences d’apprentissage intégré au travail pour tous les étudiants canadiens de niveau postsecondaire.

  • À cette fin, Universités Canada et d’autres groupes nationaux étudiant et des milieux des affaires et recommandent au gouvernement fédéral d’investir dans de nouvelles mesures, comme des bons et des crédits d’impôt, pour inciter les employeurs – surtout les PME et les organisations à but non lucratif – à créer plus de stages rémunérés dans toutes les disciplines et à résoudre les difficultés qui les empêchent d’offrir ce type d’expériences aux étudiants.

Les universités canadiennes sont des partenaires dynamiques qui aident les entreprises et les organisations à but non lucratif à trouver des solutions à leurs problèmes. Une des plus grandes contributions des universités en matière d’innovation est de donner à leurs diplômés les compétences, les connaissances et la mentalité nécessaires pour participer à l’économie du XXIe siècle. Les universités contribuent à l’innovation, à la prospérité et à la qualité de vie des Canadiens grâce à diverses activités de mobilisation du savoir. Il suffit de penser aux programmes d’enseignement coopératif qui offrent aux étudiants des expériences d’apprentissage sur le terrain, aux activités de service à la collectivité, à la participation à l’établissement des politiques publiques, aux partenariats intersectoriels et aux activités de commercialisation de la recherche. La souplesse est de mise, car il n’existe pas de démarche unique en mesure de répondre aux besoins des différentes régions du Canada.

Les universités contribuent à la commercialisation de la recherche en agissant comme précieux partenaires de recherche et en favorisant la transmission du savoir par le démarrage d’entreprises.

  • Les universités sont une source intarissable de nouvelles idées, mais elles requièrent du soutien en recherche-développement (R-D) pendant la phase de démarrage pour faire le lien entre l’idée initiale et les capitaux de risque nécessaires à sa concrétisation pendant le processus de commercialisation.
  • Il faut également offrir un soutien ciblé pour favoriser l’incubation et l’accélération sur les campus et faciliter l’accès au capital de risque. Nos diplômés ne manquent pas d’idées, mais ils ont besoin d’appuis pour mettre sur pied de jeunes entreprises solides et souples en mesure de devenir concurrentielles à l’échelle mondiale.

Les universités peuvent également soutenir les jeunes entreprises en offrant une formation en administration des affaires dans les domaines où le Canada peut faire mieux, soit en formant des dirigeants à faire croître des entreprises en démarrage et en intégrant des connaissances sur les ventes aux cours des programmes de commerce pour aider les petites entreprises à grandir.

Credit: Universities Canada / Universités Canada

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National Entrepreneur Day

Question:How do we work together to equip youth with the right skills for the future economy?
on 09/17/2016 1474133348
"In order to progress, modern society should be treating ruined entrepreneurs in the same way we honor dead soldiers, perhaps not with as much honor, .... Read more

"In order to progress, modern society should be treating ruined entrepreneurs in the same way we honor dead soldiers, perhaps not with as much honor, but using exactly the same logic (the entrepreneur is still alive, though perhaps morally broken and socially stigmatized. For there is no such thing as a failed soldier, dead or alive —likewise, there is no such thing as a failed entrepreneur or failed scientific researcher"

National Entrepreneur Day, with the following message:

Most of you will fail, disrespected, impoverished, but we aregrateful for the risks you are taking and the sacrifices you are making for the sake of the economic growth of the planet and pulling others out of poverty. You are at the source of our antifragility. Our nation thanks you."

Credit: Nassim Taleb

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INSTAURER UNE SOCIÉTÉ ENTREPRENEURIALE ET CRÉATRICE

Question:How can Canada become the best country in attracting and developing talent?
on 09/19/2016 1474292645
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Faciliter les démarches au niveau de l’immigration pour les travailleurs en TIC afin d’attirer les plus grands spécialistes internatio .... Read more
  • Faciliter les démarches au niveau de l’immigration pour les travailleurs en TIC afin d’attirer les plus grands spécialistes internationaux qui pourront former des canadiens et permettre à des entreprises d’ici d’innover et de croître.
  • Former les professeurs aux nouvelles technologies en continu (ceux en poste et ceux en cours de formation) via des webinaires, MOOCs, etc.
  • Soutenir financièrement les stages pratiques en milieu de travail : il s’agit d’un des meilleurs moyens d’aligner la formation avec les besoins des entreprises.

Info complémentaire :

  • Soutenir financièrement les universités dans leur transformation technologique.
  • Favoriser le dialogue en continu entre les entreprises et les établissements scolaires afin d’adapter les programmes aux besoins des entreprises via des groupes de travail, des tables de concertation techno, etc.

Aucune question de la consultation ne porte sur l’entrepreneuriat technologique, mais comme nous croyons que c’est un sujet clé. Voici quelques pistes.

  • Encourager les entreprises établies à devenir les «premiers clients» de jeunes startups en finançant ou en offrant des locaux à bas prix aux organismes/incubateurs qui peuvent effectuer des maillages et démontrer aux grandes entreprises les bénéfices d’une telle collaboration en termes de développement de nouvelles solutions innovantes répondant à leurs besoins.
  • Offrir des incitatifs aux entreprises (subventions salariales, crédits d’impôts) afin qu’elles supportent les startups de différentes façons : mentorat, services gratuits ou à rabais, financement, etc.
  • Investir dans les organismes qui soutiennent les entrepreneurs/startups et encourager les entreprises privées à faire de même en offrant des crédits d’impôts.
  • Investir directement et massivement dans les startups.

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Youth

Question:How do we work together to equip youth with the right skills for the future economy?
on 09/21/2016 1474471576
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-Young people need to be involved in science; we must create initiatives for students to participate and become better innovators. Have Universities i .... Read more

-Young people need to be involved in science; we must create initiatives for students to participate and become better innovators. Have Universities involved with communities to tap into and cultivate youth’s knowledge. Build research centres. Smart kids are falling off the map due to lack of programs.

-When students leave their reserve for education they typically do not return; we need better motivators to have young indigenous graduates return home and invest in their communities.

Credit: Indigenous Roundtable hosted by MP Don Rusnak

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Improving the laws protecting intellectual property / Bonifier les lois protégeant la propriété intellectuelle

Question:How can Canada become the best country in attracting and developing talent?
on 09/21/2016 1474487675
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Canada can position itself to attract talented individuals, as well as retain those already among us, by improving the laws protecting intellectual pr .... Read more

Canada can position itself to attract talented individuals, as well as retain those already among us, by improving the laws protecting intellectual property, and more specifically, copyrights. With products frequently dematerialized in this digital age, copyright protection is essential to provide creators with the ideal environment in which to fulfill their potential. Unfortunately, on the issue of protection of copyrights, Canada cuts a sorry figure when compared to other industrialized nations.

The United States, the European Union and Australia all have protection for their creators’ work of life plus 70 years, which bests what is offered to Canadian creators by 20 years. This means that our artists are better off abroad than they are here at home. By aligning copyright protection with international standards, Canada would offer Canadian creators the same conditions that benefit their international peers. Creators’ salaries are paid by the collection of royalties, so let’s ensure fair compensation for their work.

 

Le Canada peut se positionner pour attirer des gens talentueux et surtout garder ceux que nous avons déjà en bonifiant les lois protégeant la propriété intellectuelle, et plus spécifiquement, le droit d’auteur. Dans le monde numérique dans lequel nous vivons, où les produits sont de plus en plus dématérialisés, la protection du droit d’auteur est essentielle aux créateurs pour leur fournir un environnement propice à l’épanouissement de leur talent.  Malheureusement, le Canada fait piètre figure comparativement aux autres pays industrialisés concernant la protection du droit d’auteur. 

Les États-Unis, l’Union Européenne et l’Australie offrent une protection des œuvres de 70 ans après le décès du créateur ce qui est 20 ans de plus que la protection offerte aux créateurs canadiens.  En clair, nos créateurs canadiens sont mieux protégés à l’étranger que dans leur propre pays.  En s’arrimant aux normes internationales en pratique, le Canada offrira  aux créateurs canadiens les mêmes conditions que celles dont jouissent leurs confrères internationaux.  La collecte des droits d’auteurs est le salaire de nos créateurs, faisons en sorte qu’ils reçoivent un traitement équitable pour leur travail.

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Leadership in Mining Social Entrepreneurship

Question:What more can be done to cement Canada's place as a leader in social entrepreneurship?
on 09/23/2016 1474660427
Tags: mining 
Governments should expect a tangible financial return on their program investments that target the development, implementation and commercialization .... Read more
  1. Governments should expect a tangible financial return on their program investments that target the development, implementation and commercialization of innovation.

ie: Ten percent (10%) of Federal Government program investments should include a measured financial return on these investments beyond numbers of jobs and economic impact. If the Government invests $15,000,000 through the Centres of Excellence for the Commercialization of Research (NCE-CECR) program, there should be a $1,500,000 returned over a five year period to the Federal Government as an initial investor.

  1. Create new programs focused on funding the acceleration of mining innovation through to commercial success.
  2. Create a reward system for companies that solve major environmental challenges in the resource industries.
Credit: Centre for Excellence In Mining Innovation, CEMI

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Unemployment Solution with 30% Net Profit Margin

Question:How do we work together to equip youth with the right skills for the future economy?
on 09/26/2016 1474908677
See attached image on how to achieve higher net profit margin.

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El sembrador

Question:What more can be done to cement Canada's place as a leader in social entrepreneurship?
on 09/27/2016 1474940142
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My idea is that Canada is a place where it is known for its gastronomy and to position Canada as a great expositor of food for this would have taken p .... Read more

My idea is that Canada is a place where it is known for its gastronomy and to position Canada as a great expositor of food for this would have taken place a restaurant where it is exposed and make contests chef at national level and Haci able to bring growth tourism and the economy for this need to go to Canada and see the situation and form a large company in Canada to the world

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Credit: Food

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Give used smart phones and tablets to elementary school children

Question:How do we work together to equip youth with the right skills for the future economy?
on 09/27/2016 1474996214
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Many smart phones and tablets get thrown away or recycled every year because the technology moves ahead so fast.  Yet, our children could benefit fro .... Read more

Many smart phones and tablets get thrown away or recycled every year because the technology moves ahead so fast.  Yet, our children could benefit from learning how to use them just with an internet connection, available in so many places for free as well as at home.  So many apps are available to assist our future generations in learning, and most are free to download.  Also, this is smaller to carry around than a laptop and I suspect far more of these devices are available.  They are a great training ground to the world of the future, understanding communication tools, sharing, searching, asking questions, etc.  As a grandmother of 5 grandchildren I have seen them pick it up so easily and really learn a lot, even pre-school.  The beauty is that it is advantageous for children in every part of our society, and consequently may help in narrowing disadvantages experienced by children whose parents are unable to fund such devices.

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Give used smart phones and tablets to elementary school children

Question:How do we work together to equip youth with the right skills for the future economy?
on 09/27/2016 1474996215
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Many smart phones and tablets get thrown away or recycled every year because the technology moves ahead so fast.  Yet, our children could benefit fro .... Read more

Many smart phones and tablets get thrown away or recycled every year because the technology moves ahead so fast.  Yet, our children could benefit from learning how to use them just with an internet connection, available in so many places for free as well as at home.  So many apps are available to assist our future generations in learning, and most are free to download.  Also, this is smaller to carry around than a laptop and I suspect far more of these devices are available.  They are a great training ground to the world of the future, understanding communication tools, sharing, searching, asking questions, etc.  As a grandmother of 5 grandchildren I have seen them pick it up so easily and really learn a lot, even pre-school.  The beauty is that it is advantageous for children in every part of our society, and consequently may help in narrowing disadvantages experienced by children whose parents are unable to fund such devices.

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Youth Should Be Taught Money Management for Many Reasons

Question:How do we work together to equip youth with the right skills for the future economy?
on 09/27/2016 1475000217
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The Canadian and International economies have changed dramatically since 2008 and the youth need to be taught new and relevant skills in order to be .... Read more

The Canadian and International economies have changed dramatically since 2008 and the youth need to be taught new and relevant skills in order to be successful innovators in the future economy.

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National music strategy is needed

Question:How can Canada become the best country in attracting and developing talent?
on 09/28/2016 1475073019
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Canada should begin by recognizing that some of its greatest innovators are its cultural entrepreneurs:  its artists.  Creativity and resourcefulnes .... Read more

Canada should begin by recognizing that some of its greatest innovators are its cultural entrepreneurs:  its artists.  Creativity and resourcefulness are at the core of success in Canada’s cultural industries.  Canada should recognize its artists as innovators and entrepreneurs, and the Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development should recognize them as stakeholders. 

A strong music community has been proven to attract and retain talented workers, and the innovative companies that employ them.  Talent is highly mobile today.  Many of the world’s best known Music Cities – communities with a robust music economy and scene – adeptly leverage their music scenes in order to attract investment and talent.  As an example, both Nashville and Austin entertain site selectors and senior private sector leaders at music events in order to demonstrate the quality of life offered in their municipalities and how attractive they are to young people. 

A national music strategy that supports the development of vibrant Music Cities could help make Canada more competitive in the global competition for talent.

Credit: Music Canada

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Increase support for pure, applied, and interdisciplinary research excellence for students and faculty.

Question:What more can be done to cement Canada's place as a leader in social entrepreneurship?
on 09/28/2016 1475078124
Driven, by and large, by universities, pure, or theoretical research helps to develop the knowledge breakthroughs that form the basis for new innovati .... Read more

Driven, by and large, by universities, pure, or theoretical research helps to develop the knowledge breakthroughs that form the basis for new innovations. Likewise, and often more immediately, strong applied research done in collaboration with community, industry, or government partners also leads to impactful innovation. And as the range of social and economic problems grow increasingly complex, both pure and applied research will require interdisciplinary teams to contend with the entire scope of these challenges and develop the innovations that are able to address them.

Federal support, through the three research councils, should be increased, and funding program policies should be adapted to facilitate interdisciplinary and collaborative applied research projects between university, community, industry, and government partners.

Credit: Memorial University of Newfoundland

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Invest in infrastructure and programs that support bridging organizations

Question:What more can be done to cement Canada's place as a leader in social entrepreneurship?
on 09/28/2016 1475078390
A key to Memorial’s ongoing success in supporting provincial and national innovation and prosperity has been the success of a number of universi .... Read more

A key to Memorial’s ongoing success in supporting provincial and national innovation and prosperity has been the success of a number of university units and centres that exist to help bridge the divide between university knowledge and community needs. Consistent with the recommendations of the Jenkins Task force, these organizations work with industry, government, and community partners to help turn ideas into innovative solutions, bolster industry-led R&D, an area in which Canada lags behind other OECD nations, and form the heart of sectoral clusters.

Since its inception, Memorial has had a legislative mandate to contribute to the social and economic development of the province. This “special obligation” to the people of Newfoundland and Labrador had led to a university that is an international leader in publicly-engaged teaching and learning and research. Experiential learning, service learning, applied research, and faculty members and staff with expertise and commitment to knowledge mobilization and community-based research, typify Memorial’s leadership in partnering with industry, community organizations and governments within the province and beyond.

A key element of this success has been the establishment of boundary-spanning institutions and mechanisms that enable external partners to access the expertise and resources of university faculty and staff, and which enable research, teaching and learning to respond to needs and opportunities identified by external partners. These vehicles for innovation and collaboration also facilitate mutual identification of shared projects, ground-truthing during the research and commercialization process, and result in external partners who have commitment to apply results in real world contexts.

Drs. David Wolfe and Peter Warrian of the Innovation Policy Lab at the Munk School, University of Toronto, recently completed a report, “C-CORE as a Networked Industrial Policy Initiative,” highlighted this unique university-owned, entrepreneurial boundary spanner organization (elaborated upon below). Drs. Wolfe and Warrian are now embarking on a study of the Marine Institute at Memorial, another world-leading unit which links the applied training and industrial-sponsored research of a polytechnic, with the research expertise and highly trained personal of the university.

Memorial also has nationally and internationally recognized units in the Genesis Centre technology incubator, the Lesley Harris Centre of Regional Policy and Development, identified by the OECD as an international best practice, and the NL Centre of Applied Health Research, with a Director who reports jointly to the Dean of Medicine and the Deputy Minister of Health. Memorial is also the developer and steward of Yaffle, an on-line connecting tool being expanded to the college system in NL and to universities in the Maritimes and potentially across the country.

The federal government should work with the funding councils and the National Research Council, or establish separate departmental programing, to support such critically important boundary spanning institutions and on-line tools.

The federal government should make a strategic investment in the economic and environmental well-being of Canada through supporting the establishment of the Fisheries and Marine Institute Holyrood Marine Base Phase IIB ($25 million) and the C-CORE Cold Ocean Oil Spill Response Centre of Excellence ($35 million).

Credit: Memorial University of Newfoundland

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jeunes et compétences dans l’économie

Question:How do we work together to equip youth with the right skills for the future economy?
on 09/28/2016 1475106091
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Encourager le tourisme culturel international élaborer une revue mensuelle pour les innovateurs. investir dans des filmes et vidéo montrant comm .... Read more
  1. Encourager le tourisme culturel international
  2. élaborer une revue mensuelle pour les innovateurs.
  3. investir dans des filmes et vidéo montrant comment les premières innovations viennent au monde.et des documentaires. 
  4. pour répondre a comment innover?on peut se focaliser sur pourquoi ne pas innover?
  5. penser davantage aux postes a domiciles.

 

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MintChip for Financial Literacy

Question:How do we work together to equip youth with the right skills for the future economy?
on 10/01/2016 1475351009
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Manipulate MintChip for Financial Literacy Curriculum mandatory for K- Grade 12 to learn and understand about Financial Literacy. All level of gover .... Read more

Manipulate MintChip for Financial Literacy

Curriculum mandatory for K- Grade 12 to learn and understand about Financial Literacy.

All level of governments support the classroom materials and content. Federal Govt can manipulate the MintChip System which allow classroom access. Students would learn about how credit works, saving for a purpose, understand basic needs and fundamental living necessities.

Credit: Royal Canadian Mint

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By Letting people show their own way

Question:How can Canada become the best country in attracting and developing talent?
on 10/02/2016 1475388246
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Love is freealson energy     

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