Jobs and Skills for the New Economy

Jobs and Skills for the New Economy

Canada needs skills of all kinds to remain competitive in the global economy. By expanding work-integrated learning (WIL) opportunities such as co-ops, internships, capstone projects and bootcamps, BHER hopes to provide hands-on learning and career-boosting opportunities for new graduates. For the first stages of the project, BHER members are partnering in pilot areas critical to the future health of Canada’s economy, including the financial services, mining, construction and advanced manufacturing.

Research and Innovation in the 21st Century

Research and Innovation in the 21st Century

Canadian-led research drives innovation, strengthens the economy and improves the quality of life for all Canadians. By building bridges between post-secondary institutions and the private sector, BHER will help Canada’s world-class researchers answer long-standing questions and fuel healthy economic growth.


Statement on Ukrainian Airlines Flight (PS752) crash in Iran

January 13, 2020 

OTTAWA, O.N. ㄧ The Business / Higher Education Roundtable (BHER) joins in mourning the lives lost in the crash of Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 outside of Tehran on January 8. The 176 lives lost in this crash included 63 Canadian citizens, 82 Iranians, and 24 others. At least 138 of the passengers were connecting through Kyiv

Dave McKay, President and CEO of RBC, elected Chair of the Business/Higher Education Roundtable

January 8, 2020

OTTAWA, O.N. ― The Business/Higher Education Roundtable (BHER) is excited to welcome Dave McKay, President and Chief Executive Officer of RBC, as Chair of BHER’s board of directors. 

“I am thrilled to have Dave serve as our Chair and I am looking forward to continuing to work with him in this new capacity,” said Dr. Valerie Walker,



Feds get skills training right in budget

This is an excerpt from an article written by Val Walker, Executive Director of the Business/Higher Education Roundtable. It can


The future of work and learning

This is an excerpt from an article written by Richard Florizone, president of Dalhousie University and Alex Usher, president of


BHER: Building skills for a competitive future

Public Policy Forum: Talking about Transformational Talent