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Perspectives, December 10
December 10, 2018

2018, A Year in Review

Around the world, a lot happened in 2018! From cannabis to clean energy, here’s a quick look at five of the hottest topics in Canada this past year and what they meant for our members. Cannabis... Read More

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Perspectives, November 26
November 26, 2018

Student mobility: developing global skills

Recently, in conversations as wide-ranging as trade, climate change, and human rights, globalization has been top of mind for key decision-makers. The World Economic Forum (WEF) is poised to tackle... Read More
Perspectives, November 12
November 12, 2018

Accelerating Innovation through Applied Research

Last week, CICan had the pleasure of welcoming over 300 college and institute leaders, students, community and industry partners, and government representatives from across the country to two... Read More
Perspectives, October 29
October 29, 2018

Working towards reconciliation

CICan’s  10thNational Indigenous Education Symposium took place earlier this month in Wendake, QC, highlighting the role of colleges, institutes, cegeps and polytechnics in working towards... Read More
Perspectives, October 15
October 15, 2018

Work-integrated learning: a mutually beneficial experience

From October 14-20, the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) is celebrating Small Business Week 2018 with a series of events across the country to highlight Canada’s strength in... Read More
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
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