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Human Resources committee  Thank you for the question. This is a really important piece of work that needs to be tackled, and I think increased investment would be very important now. In the $9 billion, it's mostly the CESB that is really welcome investment in work-integrated learning and also volunteer

May 11th, 2020Committee meeting

Paul Davidson

Human Resources committee  Mr. Chairman—

May 11th, 2020Committee meeting

Paul Davidson

Human Resources committee  I'll yield to Ms. Oliver.

May 11th, 2020Committee meeting

Paul Davidson

Human Resources committee  I think as you'll see, in the way the government responded in the first weeks of the pandemic, they were taking real care to make sure that people who were most affected as individuals were addressed first. The investments that have been made to support research really do support

May 11th, 2020Committee meeting

Paul Davidson

Human Resources committee  We're grateful for the initial investments that have been made to support research. There was a rapid response mechanism to advance COVID research. There was a second round of that. There's been a third set of investments in research as well. However, it's important that the res

May 11th, 2020Committee meeting

Paul Davidson

Human Resources committee  Specifically on the research environment, it's to fund those costs that will help keep the research enterprise ready to go as the economy reopens. There have been terrific investments to advance COVID research and terrific investments to support individual researchers whose work

May 11th, 2020Committee meeting

Paul Davidson

Human Resources committee  Yes, and it is a concern for our members right across the country as well. Every sector is facing challenges as a result of the pandemic, and universities have done their level best to keep people whole through to the end of April and through the beginning of May. As the campuse

May 11th, 2020Committee meeting

Paul Davidson

Human Resources committee  Thank you for your question. If you will allow me, I am going to give the floor to my colleague Wendy Therrien, who can answer more easily in French than I can.

May 11th, 2020Committee meeting

Paul Davidson

Human Resources committee  I think there's been some tremendous work done over the last several weeks to rebuild Canada's social safety net. In rebuilding it, you do find people who have been missed or vulnerabilities. That is the really exciting public policy work to be done for years to come, how we buil

May 11th, 2020Committee meeting

Paul Davidson

Human Resources committee  Good afternoon. Thank you very much for the opportunity to appear before you. I really appreciate this. It's really good to see members of Parliament working so hard in this virtual way. Thank you for the extraordinary work that you're all doing as you fight the pandemic. With m

May 11th, 2020Committee meeting

Paul Davidson

Finance committee  I'll invite Wendy to reply to that question.

April 24th, 2020Committee meeting

Paul Davidson

Finance committee  Thank you, Mr. Chair. Universities are on the front lines of the current effort. We're going to be there during the period of stabilization, and we want to be there for the recovery. As you know, universities have a reputation for being able to deliver high-quality infrastructur

April 24th, 2020Committee meeting

Paul Davidson

Finance committee  Good afternoon, Mr. Chair. What a pleasure it is to see everyone, members of Parliament and witnesses. I can't wait until we can be back together in the same place. Thank you for the invitation. Thanks for conducting this study and thanks for the extraordinary work being done by

April 24th, 2020Committee meeting

Paul Davidson

Finance committee  Thank you very much for the question. This is something I believe in very passionately, having had an international experience 35 years ago that shaped my own career. These are 21st century skills. Employers are saying they want people who are globally savvy, who are comfortable

September 26th, 2018Committee meeting

Paul Davidson

Finance committee  One of the really encouraging things in this space is it's not just Universities Canada. I was here for the last few minutes of the Polytechnics presentation, and I heard my counterpart there speak very persuasively about it. The Business/Higher Education Roundtable is joined by

September 26th, 2018Committee meeting

Paul Davidson