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Perspectives, November 28
November 28, 2022

If you build it, they will come. (SDG 9)

Infrastructure. It brings to mind huge public projects like roads, subways, bike lanes, water supply, electrical grids, and telecommunications. But, public infrastructure encompasses everything that... Read More

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Perspectives, November 14
November 14, 2022

Applied research is at the centre of the 2030 Agenda for a sustainable future

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Perspectives, October 31
October 31, 2022

We believe a strong network of colleges and institutes is a vital public good

Let’s get real about “recovery”! Since the start of the pandemic, society has undergone (and is still undergoing) a huge shift – and it isn’t getting any easier. Facing inflation, labour... Read More
Perspectives, October 17
October 17, 2022

The SDGs are about ensuring that nobody is left behind (SDG 1)

Did you know that the official poverty rate in Canada has decreased from 14.5% in 2015 to 6.4% in 2020? While this is good news, trends indicate that the rate of decrease is slowing. In fact, at the... Read More
Perspectives, October 3
October 3, 2022

Artificial Intelligence is here, and it’s growing (SDG 8 & SDG 9)

You may not think about it, but artificial intelligence impacts our lives every day. But what is AI, anyways? It’s not all robots and self-driving cars. The theories of AI and Big Data allow... Read More
Perspectives, September 20
September 20, 2022

Climate change is a global emergency that requires collective action, at all levels and across all sectors. (SDG 13 & SDG 17)

Global Goals Week is about action, awareness, and accountability for the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). A sustainable future requires each of us to do our part – SDG 13 challenges... Read More
Perspectives, September 6
September 6, 2022

We need biodiversity to improve air quality (SDG 15)

What is needed by all living things, can be touched but not felt, and is everywhere but never seen? You guessed it is, it’s air. Plant and land biodiversity is one of the biggest contributors to... Read More
Perspectives, August 22
August 22, 2022

Sustainable food ensures a sustainable future (SDG 12)

Did you know that Earth Overshoot Day fell on July 28 this year? That’s the date when humanity has used all the biological resources that Earth can regenerate in a given year. And, it’s getting... Read More
Perspectives, July 25
July 25, 2022

We all have a role to play in energy efficiency (SDG 7)

Did you know that renewable energy sources currently provide about 18% of Canada’s total primary energy supply? Water, wind, and biomass are the most common. In fact, Canada is the world’s second... Read More
Perspectives, June 27
June 27, 2022

Strong and successful small businesses make resilient and sustainable communities (SDGs 8 & 9)

Did you know that small businesses make up more than 98% of employer businesses in Canada and employ more than 10 million individuals? That’s a huge footprint and represents almost two thirds (64%)... Read More
Perspectives, June 13
June 13, 2022

Carefully managing our oceans is key to a sustainable future. (SDG 14)

Oceans are one of the world’s greatest resources. Covering more than 70 % of the planet, oceans support the environment and make the Earth habitable for humans. In fact, our rainwater, drinking... Read More
Perspectives, May 30
May 30, 2022

Indigenous rights include language rights (SDG 10)

Language is a really important part of Canadian identity, but not just French and English. Did you know that over 70 Indigenous languages are spoken across the country, a key part of the many... Read More
Perspectives, May 16
May 16, 2022

Representation is an essential part of treating everyone with dignity and equality (SDG 10)

Earlier this month, Canada made history by becoming the first country in the world to provide census data on transgender and non-binary people! This type of data is so important not only because it... Read More