York University and the Bruyere Research Institute are teaming up to study ways of healthy living in long-term residential care, reported Ottawa’s CRFA radio Nov. 8. Professor Pat Armstrong and her team will identify promising practices for thinking about, planning and organizing for active, healthy aging in care facilities. The study at Bruyere is a pilot for research that will be done in Sweden, Norway, England and other countries. Read full story.
Canada has barely tapped world demand for higher learning
As global trade has increased, Canada’s share of exports and foreign direct investment has been slowly but steadily declining. Our country’s competitiveness in the global arena also continues to fall — we now rank 14th in the world, down from ninth in 2009, according to the World Economic Forum. But Canada has a golden opportunity to make up lost ground by capitalizing on one area where we have the potential to be an economic powerhouse: higher education. The fact is, education is a knowledge-intensive export. It also happens to be a service we’re very good at providing, Dezsö Horváth, dean of York’s Schulich School of Business wrote in the Financial Post Nov.6. Read full story.