Postsecondary institutions, industry should collaborate to support AB growth: Opinion

News Opinion

Postsecondary and business must collaborate to support growth within Alberta, write University of Calgary Haskayne School of Business Dean Jim Dewald and Al Monaco, former president of Enbridge Inc. Dewald writes that postsecondary institutions must take a strategic, collaborative approach to ensure they are positioned for the future and are able to equip youth to drive the future and advance the economy. At UCalgary, the author describes how the Haskayne School of Business works with AB businesses to support their work and connects students directly with industry members through classroom presentations, co-ops and internships, mentorship, and project-oriented courses. “It’s about businesses and the university working together to invest in future leaders and doers,” writes Dewald. “In business parlance, this will establish a sustainable competitive advantage that will generate dividends well into the future.”

Calgary Herald