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Canada is well known around the world for its vibrant cities and multicultural identity. Cities like Vancouver function as “gateways” to foreign countries, providing a cultural reference point for local-to-global engagements.

The key to optimizing Vancouver’s “locational advantage” as a global knowledge and innovation hub is developing a curator’s instinct for new sources of social and economic value as well as a strategist’s aptitude for combining different, but complementary perspectives, in an integrated manner.

Follow the conversation in Vancouver and learn more about VSIR’s growing contribution to the social, economic, and intellectual life of this exceptional city.

FOUR PRINCIPLES TO GUIDE ENTRY-LEVEL KNOWLEDGE PROFESSIONALS

Knowledge mobilization is the foundation for building the multi-disciplinary thinking and the cross-functional workforce that Canada needs to remain competitive in a dynamic and knowledge-driven global economy. VSIR has identified four action-oriented principles that entry-level knowledge practitioners should prioritize to enhance their value proposition in this high-impact economic sector.

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SUSTAINABILITY OF THE FUTURE AND THE FUTURE OF SUSTAINABILITY

Achieving sustainable livelihood development that respects local environmental constraints poses a multi-generational challenge for India. Using alternative development models, it may be possible to transform a vicious cycle of environmental degradation and human insecurity into a virtuous cycle of knowledge exchange and inclusive growth.

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TWENTY YEARS OF THE SOUTH ASIA NUCLEAR DOOMSDAY MACHINE

Security competition between India and Pakistan stretches the limits of global security-enhancing credentials. The tactical and strategic nuclear ambitions of both countries is driven by a perceived vulnerability that is rooted in history and which limit near-term options for a viable solution.

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BRAVE NEW WORK: THE FUTURE OF WORK IN CANADA

Rapid technological growth is forcing a profound rethink of our economic, social, political, and physical infrastructures. These structural changes will soon require the adoption of new cognitive and behavioral capabilities, many of which are still unknown.

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PACIFIC INNOVATION FAIR 2018

The digital transformation of the workplace and the structural configuration of the Canadian federal bureaucracy is no longer a futuristic fantasy. A redefined government-citizenship relationship has never looked so promising.

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CREATING A DIVERSE & RESILIENT ECONOMY IN METRO VANCOUVER

Vancouver faces a historic opportunity to become a global knowledge and innovation hub sustained through place-based research partnerships, knowledge brokering, work-integrated-learning programs, as well as hybrid venture creations in the arts and cultural sectors.

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