The Future of Health Care: In Conversation with Shannon Lundquist

By Jolene Funk As technology advances, the opportunity for innovation across different sectors grows. For the health care industry, the present moment offers a unique opportunity to push the boundaries of the possible, but also presents challenges as the sector struggles to adapt while maintaining patient safety, allocating scarce resources, and adhering to standards of […]

The Benefits and Risks of Policy Innovation – November 23, 2018

Good morning subscribers! Innovation is a term that gets used a lot within the policy community. It is significant in a wide variety of contexts as it is often associated with economic growth and social well-being. Furthermore, in the context of policy it helps governments to develop more efficient and effective ways of achieving their […]

Driving Policy Change: Are Governments Ready For Automated Vehicles?

Madeline Rowland At first glance it may seem as though the car, arguably one of the most significant innovations of the twentieth century, has remained relatively unchanged since its creation. Minor improvements, such as four-wheel drive or blind-spot sensors, have streamlined the driving experience, but despite these incremental improvements, the fundamental relationship between the driver and […]

Turning the Light on for Research in Ontario

Aniket Kumar In an effort to address the reality that Ontario tuition costs are higher than other Canadian provinces, the Ontario government has committed to transform the way that universities are funded. The new funding formula will focus on improving access to universities for individuals from low-income households, and preparing these students for the workforce. […]

Looking Upstream: Why a Systems Approach to Homelessness Calls for Prevention

Amanda Buchnea Canada’s adoption of a Housing First approach at the federal, and in many cases, provincial and local levels has been a positive step in using empirical evidence to develop strategies, programs and policies to end homelessness. However, in general, the response to homelessness has often remained focused on reactive measures, such as emergency […]

Could the TPP be the answer to Canada’s productivity problem?

Creig Lamb It is no secret that Canada has a productivity problem. There is also no denying that if the election candidates continue to sweep this issue under the rug, our collective well-being as Canadians will suffer. Despite this looming issue, there has been disturbingly little mention of productivity on the campaign trail. However, with […]