How Canadian universities contribute to the digital economy

July 12, 2010

In its submission to the Digital Economy Consultation, the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada identifies 3 key functions universities perform in contributing to and preparing the country for the digital economy: developing talent, conducting research, and creating new and maintaining existing research infrastructure. The submission observes that active recruitment of top-tier international students and underrepresented students in Canada will be essential to meet the increasing demand for highly qualified personnel in the digital economy. Long-term, sustainable support for internships and university incubators such as research parks and collaborative research networks will be necessary to develop the environment in which students and the private sector can help drive Canada's innovation, productivity, and competitiveness. Read the submission