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Perspectives, October 1
October 1, 2018

Reskilling and upskilling for the changing nature of work

Had we thought ten years ago that it might be possible to have a pizza delivered to our home by drone, we may have laughed it off as science fiction. Yet, in today’s reality, robotics, automation,... Read More

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Perspectives, September 17
September 17, 2018

A more inclusive, collaborative innovation ecosystem through applied research

College and institute applied research is the form of innovation that turns ideas into real outcomes, working with industry partners to develop new products, services, and processes; or improve... Read More
Perspectives, September 4
September 4, 2018

Skills and Innovation for Inclusive Economic Growth and Competitiveness

As host to this year’s G7 Summit in Charlevoix, QC, Canada praised the significant progress made by all G7 nations in raising levels of education, offering a wide range of education and training... Read More
Perspectives, August 13
August 13, 2018

Copyright for an Innovative and Inclusive Canada

While we’ve been enjoying some time to relax this summer, we know that many students and educators will soon be returning to campus to prepare for the new academic year. With this in mind, we have... Read More
Perspectives, July 9
July 9, 2018

Getting ready for the emerging cannabis industry

It’s official! On the evening of June 19, the Senate voted in favour of Bill C-45, or the Cannabis Act, making Canada the second country in the world, after Uruguay, to legalize recreational use... Read More
Perspectives, June 4
June 4, 2018

Improving Indigenous education outcomes through community partnerships

Every year in June, Canada celebrates National Indigenous History Month and recognizes the summer solstice, June 21, as National Indigenous Peoples Day with the goal of preserving and celebrating... Read More
Perspectives, May 22
May 22, 2018

Colleges and institutes: exceptional leadership for today and tomorrow

It takes an extraordinary level of dedication and adaptability to successfully provide leadership in areas as diverse as applied research, entrepreneurship, Indigenous education, and international... Read More
Perspectives, May 7
May 7, 2018

Na’tsa’maht: Colleges and institutes come together at CICan’s 2018 Conference!

Last week, leaders and educators from across the country gathered in Victoria, BC for three days of panels, workshops, presentations, and networking opportunities during Colleges and Institutes... Read More
Perspectives, April 16
April 16, 2018

Skills and Innovation in the Natural Resources and Clean Technologies Sector

April 22 marks the 48th annual Earth Day – a celebration that has brought together people and countries around the world in the fight for a clean environment, launching the modern environmental... Read More
Perspectives, April 3
April 3, 2018

Skills and Innovation in the Agri-Food Sector

With spring finally here, this is our favourite time of the year to think about greener pastures and support for agriculture across the country. In honour of the lengthening days, we are focusing the... Read More
Perspectives, March 19
March 19, 2018

Skills and Innovation in the Digital Technology Sector

Artificial intelligence, virtual reality, data analytics, coding, hyper-connectivity, and quantum computing are buzzwords you may have heard recently as the British Columbia-based Digital Technology... Read More
Perspectives, March 5
March 5, 2018

A closer look at Budget 2018 and what it means for colleges and institutes

With its third Budget, “Equality + Growth: A Strong Middle Class,” the Government of Canada is investing in building an equal, competitive, sustainable, and fair Canada – one where “science,... Read More
Perspectives, February 20
February 20, 2018

Canadian colleges and institutes to play a key role in the innovation superclusters

Last week, Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development announced the five eagerly anticipated Innovation Superclusters – and CICan was thrilled to see many of its... Read More