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Fending off university-attacking zombies
Last week, David Naylor, the president of the University of Toronto, made a speech to Empire Club of Canada members about what he describes as educational zombies — government and industry calls for more job-specific education at universities and more research aligned with industry needs. His speech was timely in that it responded to a growing chorus of criticism in the media and industry circles that ... the ideals of a liberal arts education are no longer sufficient to prepare graduates for the workforce.
To read David Naylor's warning about reducing education to job creation, click on