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We are living in a fourth industrial revolution – millions of jobs in sectors as diverse as transportation, manufacturing, and retail have the potential of being automated. A recent report by the Brookfield Institute for …
Automation has become a scary word lately. As new technologies proliferate, unease and uncertainty surround the labour market of the future. Will jobs be destroyed? Created? Can a robot really replace what I do? What kind of career should my child pursue if we don’t know what the jobs of the future will look like? How can I retrain?
If new studies are to be believed, nearly half of the Canadian labour force is at high risk of automation in the next 10 to 20 years. But what does …
Dear Minister Hadju,
As the co-chairs of the Business Higher Education Roundtable (BHER), we are writing to extend our congratulations on the Government’s recent budget. We were pleased to see such a strong focus on …
Dear Minister Bains,
As you consider the many ideas that have surfaced from your consultations on innovation, we are writing to provide you with our thoughts as the co-chairs of the Business Higher Education Roundtable …
Will robots take all of the jobs? What kind of skills will employers need in 2027? How can people react to changing employment trends?
For the last few years, Canadian policy experts, thought leaders and …
Speech to the Universities Canada Governing Council Chamber meeting:
An agile future through work-integrated learning
April 27, 2016
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Ladies and gentlemen, it is a great honour for me to speak to you for your Annual Meeting today.
A few weeks ago, I was addressing our shareholders in Montreal at RBC’s Annual Meeting.
And since then, as I have been preparing for my remarks today, it has really struck me how, in many ways, we share the same challenges.
I, like you all, run a respected …
Notes for Remarks by Feridun Hamdullahpur, President and Vice-Chancellor to the Economic Club of Canada in March 2016.
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Thank you, and good afternoon everyone.
Pat (Horgan of IBM), thank you for the kind introduction.
And thank you also for IBM’s outstanding partnership with the University of Waterloo.
IBM is an innovation leader, and our partnership is a great example of what we’re discussing today.
Let me acknowledge some other valued partners: