Universities are becoming key nodes in knowledge networks

July 9, 2007

Transfer agreements between universities and colleges should be more transparent, with a few research-intensive universities serving as national centres of excellence, and first-year tuition rates that are as low as possible -- according to Thomas Courchene, a Queen's University professor of Economics, in a recent convocation address at uRegina. Such arrangements will contribute to Canada’s mission in the Information Age: to “design a sustainable, socially inclusive and internationally competitive infrastructure that ensures equal opportunity for all Canadians to develop, to enhance and to employ in Canada their skills and human capital, thereby enabling them to become full citizens in the information-era Canadian and global societies.” Policy Opinions