MB’s economy suffering from lack of investment in PSE

March 29, 2016

Manitoba will have to bolster its university system if it wishes to participate in the knowledge-based economy of the future, writes author Joanne Seiff for CBC. She is quick to add that doing so does not mean privileging STEM or other “practical” disciplines, but by understanding that “no matter what discipline the student learns, it's learning how to think that matters.” Seiff calls for renewed financial investment in PSE, with the aim of creating spaces where ideas can incubate. After all, she concludes, “it takes education, money, time and space for thinkers to create the big ideas we need going forward.” CBC