Topic: Knowledge & skills development

University grads have the skills to succeed. Now where are the jobs?

By Brynne Sinclair-Waters

Getting the right skills for the job market is a hot topic these days. What skills are employers looking for? Are students […]

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The persistent myth of the “skills gap”

By Michal Rozworski

You’ve likely heard or seen a story somewhere in the media that employers face a skills shortage, or “skills gap”. The message […]

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Congress 2015: Dilemmas for PhD graduates and doctoral education

By Mark Rosenfeld

The Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences frequently offers an opportunity for reflection on the current state of an academic discipline […]

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Liberal arts lead to good employment outcomes…just don’t tell the policymakers

By Graeme Stewart

Last week, the AAC&U released the report How Liberal Arts and Science Majors Fare in Employment (for coverage, check out Inside Higher […]

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The Conference Board of Canada Enrolls in the skills and PSE debate

By Carl G. Amrhein, Michael Bloom, and Diana MacKay

The Conference Board of Canada has turned its attention to the debate around education and skills. What are the implications for graduate students and faculty?

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To be or not to be a PhD: Is that still the question?

By Bryan Gopaul

Critics and commentators often get doctoral education wrong. As Bryan Gopaul argues, we need to appreciate the complexity of graduate education to get reforms right.

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Life beyond the PhD

By Jennifer Polk

Breaking up with academia is hard to do. But what if your interests lie elsewhere?

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Canada’s sluggish labour market and the myth of the skills shortage

By Jim Stanford

Universities—and graduate programs in particular—are often criticized for failing to match graduates with labour market needs. But as Jim Stanford argues, the idea of a “skills mismatch” just doesn’t add up.

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Deciding on a career in the college sector

By Linda Muzzin

Tenure-track positions in Canadian universities are getting harder to find. But recent research suggests that many full-time career opportunities exist in Canada’s colleges.

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Conference Board of Canada announces skills and post-secondary education project

By Erica Rayment

There seems to be a recurring theme in discussions about post-secondary education policy – we talk a lot about big ideas (innovation, […]

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