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.


BHER updates regarding COVID-19

March 16, 2020

OTTAWA, O.N. – As many businesses, post-secondary institutions and students move into uncharted territory regarding work and education this week during the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, the Business / Higher Education Roundtable (BHER) wishes to provide updates on our operations and work-integrated learning. 

BHER Operations

In order to ensure the safety and health of our team, starting …

BHER launches applications for first Student Advisory Board cohort

January 27, 2020

OTTAWA, O.N. ー The Business / Higher Education Roundtable (BHER) is thrilled to announce the launch of our new Student Advisory Board (SAB). With today’s launch, BHER is now accepting applications for its first SAB cohort. 

“We have always been motivated by a desire to co-create new opportunities for young Canadians by listening and responding to the



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