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Solving the problems of today and tomorrow with social infrastructure

March 27, 2018

by Academica Group

This article was originally posted on the Academica Group website and has been cross-posted here with permission. — Challenges to social cohesion and community wellbeing are on the rise across the world, and governments at every level no longer have the resources they once did to address these challenges. As the forces of globalization squeeze public budgets, many postsecondary institutions also face growing pressure to justify their existence to the communities they serve. But within this challenging environment, Canada’s postsecondary leaders see an opportunity for their institutions to use their capacity and resources to address some of society’s most wicked problems. For Simon Fraser University President Andrew Petter, the current challenge to community wellbeing stems from an urgent need for improved “social […]

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