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How is COVID-19 affecting different communities?

The COVID-19 virus appears to affect some communities, workplaces and groups more acutely than others. Exploring why this is happening...
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Skills of humanities, social science grads in demand: PPF

Humanities and social science programs develop skills that are increasingly valued by employers, a new study from the Public Policy...

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Co-op learning accelerates university grads' careers: C.D. Howe

University students who participated in a co-op program saw higher salaries and a better match between their field of study...

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Rapid transit is fundamental to prosperity: IMFG study

Authors Matti Siemiatycki, associate professor in geography at the University of Toronto, and Drew Fagan, professor of public policy at...

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University IP transfer, business collaboration benefit Ontario: OCC

“The most cost-effective way to unleash Ontario’s economic potential is to invest in ecosystems of talent, trade, infrastructure and innovation,”...

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Different strategies needed to address over-skilled and under-skilled workers, C.D. Howe report says

A new C.D. Howe study analyzing PIAAC results argues governments, business and individuals should seize the tools available to narrow...

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Flexibility and protections needed to make the gig economy work

The ‘gig economy’ with its flex hours and worker autonomy can be an attractive solution for both the underemployed and...

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Canada's online learners excel in global rankings

A new Global Skills Index designed by Coursera, the global online learning platform, ranks Canada as cutting-edge in business and...

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University research contributes to fast-growing clean tech sector

A new study from Clean Energy Canada finds that the sector has grown faster than the rest of the country’s...

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Driving Ontario's prosperity through clusters

Reflecting on the federal Supercluster Initiative, this April 2019 paper from the Institute from Competitiveness and Prosperity makes a series...

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How to close Ontario's education gaps

Among Ontarians under 34, almost 40 per cent have a university degree, certificate or diploma, with immigrants more likely to...

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