The Future of Cities

by Ratna Omidvar
In an era of globalization and unprecedented urban growth, our Canadian story can be about open, inclusive cities that are creating a palpable sense of excitement and opportunity. Or it can be a story of tension and alienation that can be passed along to the second and even third generation. ... Read More

The Future of Anthropology

by Morgan Gerard
Are you interested in culture, society, people, how they behave and why they do the things they do? If so, you might have the ingredients that it takes to become an anthropologist. Anthropology is the study of human societies and cultures. For the past hundred years or so, it hasn’t ... Read More

The Future of Healthcare and Aging

by Larry Chambers
In order to understand the future of healthcare and aging, it is important to know what physical, mental and social changes occur as people age. Understanding the “aging process” includes being able to decide what can be attributed to normal aging compared to age-related diseases. The baby boomers are people ... Read More

Q&A: The Future of Canada’s North

by Ken Coates
What do you think Canada’s North will look like in the next 15 years or so? I don’t think the North will change as much as others think. Climate change will have an affect, but nothing like the scale people are talking about. Changes will be small, and they’ll be ... Read More

The Future of Transportation Safety

by Ian Naish
If you are a curious person, and are interested in technology and exciting, detective-like work, accident investigation may be for you! You will have to be able to react quickly, as you may have to go to a crash site at any time of the day or night. Every investigation ... Read More

The Future of Robotics

by James Andrew Smith
Robotics and automation is a really amazing field to work in, and big changes are happening right now that will have an equally big effect on job prospects in North America and overseas. Remarkable inventions like self-driving cars, legged robots built like cheetahs, new manufacturing robots, and 3D printers all ... Read More

The Future of Nursing

by Dr. Doris Grinspun
The health needs of Canadians are changing. Healthcare professionals of the future will need to care for a larger and older Canadian population, and operate under tighter budgets. To meet these challenges head on, our healthcare system must evolve to be more effective and efficient, while the role of Canada’s ... Read More

Q&A: The Future of University Learning

by Axel Meisen
What challenges are postsecondary education institutions facing today? I would put them into two categories: The obvious first one would be having enough operational funds and infrastructure support. There are quite a lot of problems in that respect, but I think those areas are well-known and can essentially be solved by ... Read More

Q&A: The Future of Journalism

by Andrew Parker
Tell us about your role.  I currently work as a freelance producer at CBC News in Toronto. I started there in 1999, and have had filled various roles, including radio technician, reporter, editor, writer, and assignment producer. I emphasize the national aspect of CBC, because inherently, it’s one of the ... Read More

The Future of Retail Design

by Andrew Gallici
The last 20 years have seen huge changes in the retail landscape. The focus has shifted from sales to the customer experience, which makes it important—and exciting—for people in my profession to create these customer-centric experiences. The explosion of online retail and social media has given birth to phenomena such ... Read More

The Future of Post-Secondary Education

by Dr. Amit Chakma
Since the 1960s, the participation rate at university has increased significantly. Today, we’re approaching university and college enrollment of 70%. Post-secondary education has become a massive operation, which has an impact on student learning. In the 50s and 60s, it was more a small college environment, with more opportunities for ... Read More

The Future of Media

by Sean Stanleigh
I have a cousin who will graduate from high school in June 2014. She dropped me a Facebook message recently and said she’s considering a career in photojournalism. Could I recommend a university journalism program? I’ll be honest: The first thing that popped into my head was, “Are you nuts?” ... Read More