Research, innovation and the new global economy

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Research, innovation and the new global economy are inextricably linked. The Economic Club organized a discussion with an expert panel on the importance of fundamental research in Canada and why our economic and societal well-being rely on it. Countries around the globe are investing heavily in their research systems to address important issues in health care, astronomy and physics, social innovation and climate change. Are we keeping pace?

The speakers looked at how, as technological advances and automation drastically alter the labour market over the coming decades, universities will equip young Canadians to adapt to, and succeed in, the rapidly changing global knowledge economy. They also explored how investing in discovery research and future skills will give Canada a competitive edge in an uncertain future.

Friday, September 14, 2018
11:30 am – 1:30 pm

The King Edward Hotel
37 King St. E
Toronto, ON

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