David Wheeler has served as President of Cape Breton University, Dean of Management at Dalhousie University, and Pro Vice-Chancellor (Sustainability) and Executive Dean of Business at the University of Plymouth (UK).
He has advised a number of international agencies including the UN, the World Bank, and numerous governments and corporations, as well as publishing more than 80 articles and book chapters. He is co-founder of the Academy for Sustainable Innovation.
It is important for those of us committed to improving the practice of teaching in higher education to recognize the contributions of cognitive science when we consider the brave new world of technology-enhanced learning.
Free access to higher education will emerge as a direct result of economic change and a broadening of societal goals, writes Cape Breton University President David Wheeler.
In the summer of 2012, Quebec politics were convulsed by street protests and strikes led by student groups objecting to a proposed 75% increase in tuition fees from just over $2,000 to just under $4,000 between 2012 and 2018.
Social justice and regional equity could be significantly enhanced by a more strategic and coordinated approach to funding of Higher Education in Canada.