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Get closer to our work with The Conference Board of Canada’s Leadership Perspectives series. Each episode, we sit down with senior Conference Board leaders and researchers to discuss issues that affect Canadians. Topics include economics, education, sustainability, HR, and Indigenous and Northern perspectives. We're proud to be Canada's foremost independent, evidence-based applied research organization. Since 1954 we have provided leaders and decision-makers with the economic analysis, applied research, data, networks and events they need to solve Canada's most complex challenges. © The Conference Board of Canada. All Rights Reserved.

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Get closer to our work with The Conference Board of Canada’s Leadership Perspectives series. Each episode, we sit down with senior Conference Board leaders and researchers to discuss issues that affect Canadians. Topics include economics, education, sustainability, HR, and Indigenous and Northern perspectives. We're proud to be Canada's foremost independent, evidence-based applied research organization. Since 1954 we have provided leaders and decision-makers with the economic analysis, applied research, data, networks and events they need to solve Canada's most complex challenges. © The Conference Board of Canada. All Rights Reserved.

    Breakthroughs #5: Richard Chartrand on 3M’s sustainability-driven innovation

    Breakthroughs #5: Richard Chartrand on 3M’s sustainability-driven innovation

    Richard Chartrand, 3M’s USAC R&D Operations & 3M Canada Sustainability Leader, explains how 3M is balancing sustainability and innovation--and how a company known for over 100 years of ingenuity is planning a better future for everyone. Learn more about 3M’s initiatives at sciencecentre.3mcanada.ca/sustainability. This is the fifth episode of Breakthroughs, our mini-series presented by the Council for Innovation and Commercialization. Discover more at conferenceboard.ca/networks/cic/. And access all our research at conferenceboard.ca.

    • 12 min
    Breakthroughs #4: Chris Dulny on upskilling in an uncertain world

    Breakthroughs #4: Chris Dulny on upskilling in an uncertain world

    Chris Dulny, PwC’s Chief Innovation Officer, explains how a massive culture shift in a time of rapid technological change happens at a massive company—for the benefit of everyone. This is the fourth episode of Breakthroughs, our mini-series presented by the Council for Innovation and Commercialization. Discover more at conferenceboard.ca/networks/cic/. Check out PwC’s initiatives at pwc.com/ca/en/today-s-issues/upskilling.html. And access all our research at conferenceboard.ca.

    • 16 min
    Breakthroughs #3: Rowena Rizzotti on innovation in B.C.’s lower mainland

    Breakthroughs #3: Rowena Rizzotti on innovation in B.C.’s lower mainland

    Discover how two major Surrey, B.C. projects are repurposing and reinventing the region. We talk toRowena Rizzotti, director of Lark Group in British Columbia, about the Health & Technology District and the Legion Veterans Village. This is the third episode of Breakthroughs, our mini-series presented by the Council for Innovation and Commercialization. Discover more at conferenceboard.ca/networks/cic/. Check out Lark Group’s projects at larkgroup.com. And access all our research at conferenceboard.ca.

    • 13 min
    Breakthroughs #2: Tim Murphy on Alberta’s health innovation ecosystem

    Breakthroughs #2: Tim Murphy on Alberta’s health innovation ecosystem

    How did COVID-19 change the face of Alberta’s health innovation sector? We talk to Tim Murphy, VP of Health at Alberta Innovates, about health-system discoveries during a crisis. This is the second episode of Breakthroughs, our mini-series presented by the Council for Innovation and Commercialization. Discover more at conferenceboard.ca/networks/cic/. Check out Alberta Innovates projects at albertainnovates.ca. And access all our research at conferenceboard.ca.

    • 12 min
    Ep. 15: Indigenizing K–12 science education – Jane Cooper

    Ep. 15: Indigenizing K–12 science education – Jane Cooper

    Many Indigenous students in Canada experience science lessons as counterintuitive, if not outright alienating. It’s high time we incorporated First Nation, Inuit, and Métis perspectives on the natural world into mainstream K–12 science. Researcher Jane Cooper explains the educational landscape, current initiatives, the role of Elders and Knowledge Keepers, and what it will take to make it happen. The full story: Curriculum and Reconciliation: Introducing Indigenous Perspectives into K–12 Science (impact paper, out September 2020). Discover more Indigenous and Northern studies projects and access all our research at conferenceboard.ca.

    • 10 min
    Ep. 14: Using unconventional data to forecast the job market – Thomas Hindle

    Ep. 14: Using unconventional data to forecast the job market – Thomas Hindle

    How can we go beyond traditional datasets when forecasting the future? Thomas Hindle explains. The full story: Job Postings Plummet in March; Slide Continues in April (commentary): https://www.conferenceboard.ca/insights/blogs/job-postings-plummet-in-march-slide-continues-in-april Discover more Economics team projects and access all our research at conferenceboard.ca.

    • 9 min

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