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

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.

News

Oceans, artificial intelligence, advanced manufacturing and more: Business/Higher Education Roundtable celebrates superclusters as unprecedented examples of research partnerships

OTTAWA – On February 15th, the federal government announced the recipients of major research funding, aimed at boosting collaboration between business and higher education. Each of the five regional superclusters involves a consortium of large anchor companies, SMEs, public research facilities, post-secondary institutions and non-profit organizations.

Each cluster teamed up to submit a joint funding proposal that identified key regional …

Partnership to help students gain work experience through wage subsidy program

Announced by Red River College on February 6th, 2018.

Students in Red River College’s Applied Computer Education (ACE) department will gain an important first step towards their careers, thanks to a new partnership with the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC).

Through the ITAC Talent Career Ready program, eligible companies in the ACE Project Space, along with Co-operative …

Publications

Reports

Jobs, skills and the future of work — who’s saying what?

Will robots take all of the jobs? What kind of skills will employers need in 2027? How can people react …

Articles

How universities can prepare workers for the coming technological tsunami

Suzanne Fortier is principal and vice-chancellor of McGill University, and a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global University Leaders

Videos

Public Policy Forum: Talking about Transformational Talent

Work-integrated learning: it’s just good business