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Underperforming Adults? The Paradox of Skills Development in Canada
September 16, 2015 - Andrew Parkin

Canada’s lacklustre performance on the OECD’s test of adult literacy, numeracy and problem solving has raised questions about the quality of provincial education systems, but the explanation for...

From Curiosity to Wealth Creation: How University Research Can Boost Economic Growth
June 5, 2013 - Peter Howitt

Canadian universities lag behind their US counterparts in generating technology transfer between academic research and companies, and improved policies are needed to address the problem, according...

May 1, 2009 - Francois Vaillancourt and Karim Moussaly-Sergieh
Parisa Mahboubi - Dissecting Income Inequality
Intelligence Memos
From: Parisa Mahboubi To: Concerned Canadians Date: January 4, 2018 Re: Dissecting Income Inequality Canadians today are richer than ever, but the gap between average and median household wealth has...
Canada’s Troubling Downward Trend in Work-Force Skills - Globe and Mail Op-Ed
Canada faces a troubling trend in the skills levels of its work force. Despite more Canadians obtaining a postsecondary education between 2003 and 2012, literacy and numeracy skills have slid. What...
Finnie, Mueller, Sweetman - Debunking the Barista Fallacy: A New Way of Measuring Earnings of University Graduates
Intelligence Memos
From: Ross Finnie, Richard E. Mueller, and Arthur Sweetman To: Concerned Canadians Date: October 27, 2017 Re: Debunking the Barista Fallacy: A New Way of Measuring Earnings of University Graduates An...

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