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Policy Horizons Canada uses foresight to help the federal government build stronger policies and programs in the face of an uncertain future.

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Hit “refresh”: Horizons’ new look and feel

After completing a major project and updating our mandate and research priorities, our next challenge was to redesign our website to help us engage with you – our users – about forward-looking research, and build foresight literacy and capacity across the public service.

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Blockchain University – ‘Think uber for students, Airbnb for academics’

In Canada, more than 50% of academics work on short term contracts. But what if technologies such as blockchain gave academics stuck in the gig zone a way to refashion the higher education market in their favour?

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The Next Generation of Emerging Global Challenges

The objective of this project was to identify the next generation of global challenges for consideration by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) as part of its Imagining Canada’s Future (ICF) initiative.

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The rise of automation in the construction industry

In 2016, Dubai announced that as part of its new 3D printing strategy, 25% of the city-state’s new buildings will be constructed using 3D printers by 2025. This strategy aims to reduce labour by 70% and cut costs by 90% in the construction industry, as well as in the production of goods in the consumer and medical sectors.

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