Will Election 2021 Produce a More Innovative Canada?

By: Ken Coates, Canada Research Chair in Regional Innovation and JSGS Professor

To describe the 2021 election as unnecessary is to repeat a sentiment that has been shared several million times since the start of the campaign.

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It’s Official: Ottawa Doesn’t Understand the Creator Economy

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

I have a question: How will the government support creators in a post-pandemic world? Previously the government had supported the creator economy through Canadian broadcasting regu...

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Is this 1945 or 2008?

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

If you have been watching the business pages in your newspaper, you may have noticed that some business and government leaders are beginning to discuss the potential for inflation.

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Micro-Credentials Are No Panacea: Universities need to also focus on more fundamental innovation

By: Martin Boucher, JSGS Faculty Lecturer

The rapid shift to remote learning as a response to COVID-19 has activated a longstanding discussion on the need for more innovation in university education and adapting to changin...

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Evidence and its Importance for Policy Making

By: Stuart Smyth, Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Saskatchewan

The following blog post was originally published by SAIFood (Sustainable Agricultural Innovation & Food): https://www.saifood.ca/evidence-importance-policy-making/

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Nagging and Nudging: Covid, small nuclear reactors and the failure of behavioural public policy

By: Jeremy Rayner, CSIP Director and JSGS Professor

While policy attention continues to be, quite rightly, focused on the immense challenges posed by the pandemic, the last few weeks have seen a number of announcements indicating th...

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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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