Education has the power to combat ignorance, misinformation: Saini


In an interview with University Affairs’ editor Daniel Halton, Universities Canada Board of Directors Chair and McGill University President Deep Saini discusses the ongoing challenges and opportunities facing the postsecondary sector. Saini discusses diversity, international students, and funding, and highlights the importance of using education to combat ignorance. “Ignorance thrives in dark places,” states Saini. “An education, however, has the power to shine a light on those dark places, to open new horizons and sensibilities that prevent disinformation and misinformation from taking root.” Saini additionally underscores the significance of listening to young people about their concerns and harnessing their “tremendous energy” to tackle the pressing problems of the day, including climate change and global disorder.

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