We must do more now to prepare young people for the future of work

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An excerpt from an article by Dave McKay, President and CEO of RBC, and chair of BHER’s work-integrated learning taskforce. This article originally appeared in The Globe and Mail. Read the full publication here.


On Vancouver Island, TimberWest is searching for foresters who can harvest data as well as trees. In Alberta, Suncor is working with First Nations peoples to build a new pipeline of talent, with aboriginal youth who can work with new technologies such as self-driving trucks. And in Toronto, Saint Elizabeth Health Care is looking to advance digital and communications skills to assist patients where they want – in their homes or remotely.

Across the country, we’re seeing Canadians and Canadian companies embrace the next generation of technology like never before. Unfortunately, the way we go about educating and employing the next generation of Canadians isn’t keeping pace.

It’s our quiet crisis and it’s about to get a lot louder if we don’t take the future of work more seriously.

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An excerpt from an article written by Suzanne Fortier, principal and vice-chancellor of McGill University.  Dr. Fortier is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global University Leaders Forum and Canada’s Advisory Council on Economic...

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This is an excerpt from an article written by Val Walker, Executive Director of the Business/Higher Education Roundtable. It can be read in full at The Hill Times


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This is an excerpt from an article written by Richard Florizone, president of Dalhousie University and Alex Usher, president of Higher Education Strategy Associates. It can be read in full at The Chronicle Herald...

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This is an excerpt from an article written by the Business/Higher Education Roundtable co-chairs,  Waterloo, and can be read in full at The Globe and Mail


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This is an excerpt from an article written by Feridun Hamdullahpur, President and Vice-Chancellor at the University of Waterloo, and can be read in full at The Globe and Mail


Since the World Economic...

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Excerpt from an article by Kevin Peesker, President of Microsoft Canada, in The Globe and Mail.


We are only at the beginning of a tech-skills shortage. Canada’s tech industry must work closely with academia and...

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An excerpt from an article by Dave McKay, President and CEO of RBC, and chair of BHER’s work-integrated learning taskforce. This article originally appeared in The Globe and Mail. Read the full publication here...

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This is an excerpt from an article originally appeared in the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance’s Educated Solutions journal. Read the full publication here. Written by Isabelle Duchaine, BHER Manager.


Apprenticeships, co-ops, internships or field...

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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...

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This is an excerpt from an article written by Daniel Komesch of Polytechnics Canada, and can be read in full at The Globe and Mail.


Automation has become a scary word lately. As new...

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An excerpt from an article written by Dr. Meric Gertler, President of the University of Toronto. It can be read in full at The Globe and Mail.


For too long, we have watched our best...

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An excerpt from an aericle written by Elizabeth Cannon, President of the University of Calgary. Read in full at The Globe and Mail.


Prove it.

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