Technology - The More the Merrier?

By: Crystal Chan, Master of Public Policy student, Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Saskatchewan

Among many other impacts, the global pandemic has certainly flipped the switch on digital transformation.

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The Regulation of Big Tech: Will Governments Win?

By: Brady Kroeker, MPA candidate, Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy

Late last February, Australians almost lost the ability to share domestic news content on Facebook due to a proposed law by Parliament. However, losing the ability to share news co...

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Pandemic Recovery: The Value of Retrospection and By-Products

By: Canute Rosaasen, MPP student, Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy

As control of the pandemic gradually increases through vaccination, population immunity, and familiarity with isolation procedures, recovery has become a prime topic and policy foc...

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The University Innovation Challenge

By: Peter W.B. Phillips, Distinguished Professor, Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy; and Researcher, Centre for the Study of Science and Innovation Policy

Canada relies on post-secondary researchers for far more of its research and development than most other OECD countries.

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Thinking About Policy, Pandemics, and What's On Our Plate

By: Kurtis Boyer, JSGS Faculty Lecturer

A world reeling with the dangers and effects of COVID-19 does not want to hear that this virus is nothing new. Similar viruses have threatened our health in the past. What do virus...

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Digital Health Innovation: What does Telehealth mean for Northern communities?

By: Joelena Leader, Professional Research Associate, Centre for the Study of Science and Innovation Policy; and Research Facilitator, Edwards School of Business

Over the past several months you have most likely experienced telehealth firsthand whether it was a phone call with your doctor to review test results or renew a prescription, or a...

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To Doctor or Not To Doctor

By: Jeremy Rayner, CSIP Director and JSGS Professor

The outrage over the op ed in the Wall Street Journal, in which Joseph Epstein mocked the president elect’s partner for styling herself Dr. Jill Biden, was always likely to be shor...

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Post-Secondary Education and Academic Quality: An issue to be discussed urgently

By: Ken Coates, Professor and Canada Research Chair in Regional Innovation, Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy; and Lenin Guerra, Licensed Professor in Public Policies, Federal Institute IFRN (Brazil)

Post-secondary education has been challenged in many ways in the last years.

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Higher Education Research and Development: The Complex Understanding of Human Capital

By: Canute Rosaasen, MPP student, Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy

Countries invest in research and development. They invest in innovation. They create graduate schools dedicated to studying the innovation process and the policy surrounding it. In...

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Authoritarian Innovation: The Intrusive Potential of Emerging Technologies

By: Ken Coates, Professor and Canada Research Chair, Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy; Senior Fellow, Macdonald-Laurier Institute

In 2020, to be known forever as the year of the COVID-19 pandemic, the world is used to talking about the need for urgency, creative public policy, coordinated solutions, and major...

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Radon: A risk ignored

By: Michaela Neetz, MPP student, Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy

November marks the beginning of cold weather when most of us cozy up inside and close our windows to the fresh air. This is the perfect time to begin a long-term, 90-day radon dete...

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The SDGs and "Our Common Future"

By: Glenna Dureau-Sargsyan, PhD student, Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy

Under the helm of the United Nations (UN), the 17 SDGs cover the years from 2015 to 2030, and the 2019 report informs that while some goals are on track, others are lagging behind.

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