Vladimir Putin

Macdonald, H. Ian

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Views on the future of Canada. Importance of education and innovation to Canada's future. The information revolution and its impact on Canada. Significance of knowledge skills and research and development. Maximizing the potential of human resources. Problems with cutting university budgets. Suggestions for broader education; upgrading in competence of knowledge and skills; regular updating for professionals; introduction to new technological development. Problem of lack of risk capital for technological innovation. Examples of Canadian research sent abroad for development. University-industry partnership. Science and technology balanced by renewed efforts in the humanities and social sciences.

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