Conference paper

Engaging citizens and communities in urban planning: learning from recent Australian and international experiments

The aim of this paper is to reflect on lessons emerging from the recent Australian and international renewal of interest in engaging citizens and communities in urban planning and development processes.
Conference paper

Local governance, community safety and gender: a comparison of Australian and Canadian initiatives

This paper briefly outlines the state of crime prevention and community safety initiatives in Australia and Canada, followed by an analysis of practical and theoretical dilemmas in getting to the first stage of community safety planning, that of problem identification.
Journal article

Mobile primary health care clinics for Indigenous populations in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States: a systematic scoping review

This review identifies geographical gaps in the implementation of primary health care mobile clinics for Indigenous populations in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United States.
Journal article

Neuro-fuzzy systems in construction engineering and management research

Neuro-fuzzy systems (NFS) can explicitly represent and model the input–output relationships of complex problems and non-linear systems, like those inherent in real-world construction engineering and management (CEM) problems. This paper contributes three things previously lacking in CEM literature.
Report

Advancing Open: views from scholarly communications practitioners

In May 2019, the Canadian Association of Research Libraries hosted 'Advancing Open,' a gathering for Canadian scholarly communication practitioners to discuss ways to advance open scholarship in Canada. This report summarises the discussion from the event, outlining the state of open scholarship in Canada and...
Report

An international intellectual property and digital trade strategy for Canada

To remain competitive on a global scale, Canada needs to enhance its domestic intellectual property (IP) and digital trade strategies with an international approach that can respond to constantly changing global economic conditions.
Policy report

The Superclusters Initiative: an opportunity to reinforce innovation ecosystems

It has already been two and a half years since the Canadian government announced the launch of the Innovation Superclusters Initiative, the centrepiece of its plan to reverse Canada’s deteriorating innovation performance. This study shows that the potential benefits of the superclusters are huge, but...
Policy report

Canada’s forgotten poor? Putting singles living in deep poverty on the policy radar

This report presents the findings of extensive research about employable singles on social assistance undertaken by Toronto Employment and Social Services, in partnership with the Ontario Centre for Workforce Innovation. The report highlights these individuals’ characteristics, their complex needs, and the barriers they face in...
Report

Navigating the new world disorder: Canada’s post-pandemic foreign policy

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated developing geopolitical shifts that are unlikely to dissipate even after the pandemic's economic shock wanes. This paper highlights three shifts of particular importance to Canada.
Report

Canadian views on China: from ambivalence to distrust

Canadian attitudes towards China have undergone a dramatic shift – from ambivalence to distrust – since the two countries became locked in a diplomatic dispute in late 2018. This paper argues that these hardened sentiments are unlikely to dissipate and Canada–China relations seem to have...