Original Conference Board of Canada Research - Immigrants as Innovators: An Element of Canada's Strategy for Global Competitiveness

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Original Conference Board of Canada Research - Immigrants as Innovators: An Element of Canada's Strategy for Global Competitiveness

Michelle Downie, Senior Research Associate, Education and Learning, The Conference Board of Canada
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Original Conference Board of Canada Research - Immigrants as Innovators: An Element of Canada's Strategy for Global Competitiveness
Plenary Session 2 at Workplace Diversity and Inclusiveness Forum: Translating Diversity into Business Advantage
Monday, December 6, 2010 at 9:15 a.m.
Toronto, Ontario
Priority Code: 3BL1

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010 - 10:00am

Plenary Session 2
Original Conference Board of Canada Research - Immigrants as Innovators: An Element of Canada's Strategy for Global Competitiveness

Featuring:
Michelle Downie, Senior Research Associate, Education and Learning, The Conference Board of Canada

In a recent article in The Globe and Mail, Conference Board President, Anne Golden described Canada’s innovation performance:

If Canadians were as good at innovating as we are at explaining why we’re bad at it, Canada wouldn’t rank 14th among industrialized nations in ... innovation. And because innovation is the key to improving productivity, we wouldn’t be earning $7,000 less a person each year than Americans.

Prepared for the Board’s Leaders’ Roundtable on Immigration, the research report featured in this session studies the relationship between immigration and innovation in Canada, making the case for more deliberate use of the pioneering talents of new Canadians.

For more information on this program, including the full agenda and speaker list, please visit our website, or contact Joel Elliott at elliott@conferenceboard.ca.

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Keywords: ANNE GOLDEN / Board’s Leaders’ Roundtable on Immigration / Conference Board / diversity / Employee Engagement / HR / inclusiveness