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Friday, March 10, 2023

Women in the digital workforce

Nada Basir, professor at the Conrad School of Entrepreneurship and Business

The work world has been permanently transformed by the Covid-19 pandemic.

But against this backdrop there are also labour shortages in many sectors. The unemployment-to-job vacancy ratio is at a historic low across Canada, partly because baby boomers who are close to retirement age have left the workforce, but not enough younger people are coming in behind them.

Nada Basir, a professor at the Conrad School of Entrepreneurship and Business, says there is an aspect to this conundrum that is rarely talked about: providing opportunities for women, particularly immigrant and racialized women, to get jobs or create new businesses amid this changing economy.

Tuesday, March 7, 2023

Waterloo set to launch new PhD in entrepreneurship

Professor and student in a meeting

In another Waterloo first, the Conrad School of Entrepreneurship and Business (Conrad) will launch Canada’s first PhD program in Entrepreneurship and Organization this fall. Conrad has long been a programmatic innovator in entrepreneurship education, having launched the country’s first immersive entrepreneurship graduate program 20 years ago, and a suite of undergraduate entrepreneurship courses and programs.  

Friday, February 17, 2023

Meet the winter 2023 Enterprise Co-op pitch winners

Jennifer Chen, E Co-op student and winner of an E-Launch Award

This winter term, Enterprise Co-op students carried on the tradition of the Ignition Week pitch competition. Meet the winter 2023 pitch winners!

Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Mastering her voice

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Bertha Bridget Kankam (MBET ’22) recently completed her master’s degree in business, entrepreneurship and technology (MBET) at Waterloo Engineering’s Conrad School of Entrepreneurship and Business.

That is a worthy success in and of itself, but Kankam is not your typical MBET student. Better known to many as Yaa Yaa, she is an award-winning singer-songwriter from Ghana.

Friday, January 27, 2023

AI to Enable a Dynamic Workforce

Esteban Veintimilla, co-founder of 1Mentor and MBET '22 alumnus

Entrepreneurship is about solving complex problems, and in a world of rapid technological advancement and unpredictable change, we need to reimagine how we prepare emerging talent. 1Mentor partners with higher-education institutions to better serve their students by providing tools to prepare future-ready talent.