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Quality higher education is more than just securing a job. Shutterstock

Quality higher education means more than learning how to work

Higher education needs to do more than produce graduates who can get a job. It should also give students opportunities and a voice when it comes to participating in the economy and broader society.
U.S. President Donald Trump points to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as he welcomes him to the White House in Washington, D.C. in October 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Canada’s merit-based immigration system is no ‘magic bullet’

Canada's experience shows that selecting immigrants based on economic merit is not a silver bullet; finding the "right" immigrants is the only the first step.
Most of the world’s poorest people now reside in middle-income as opposed to low-income countries. Reuters/James Akena

Development aid works over time, but must adapt to 21st-century needs

Recent studies show that development aid to poor countries contributes in the long term to their economic growth. But the aid architecture has adapted slowly to a new reality.

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