Archive for category Immigrants

Susan Olivia Poole: An Iconic Woman for the Bank of Canada’s new Banknote

The Academic Entrepreneur has nominated Susan Olivia Poole (1889-1975), an immigrant slash indigenous slash inventor slash entrepreneur slash mom slash exporter slash musician,  as an iconic woman for the new Bank of Canada Bank note to be printed in 2018. The reasons for this nomination are that Susan Olivia Poole was: –An immigrant  She was […]

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Canada’s Immigrant Investor Venture Capital Pilot Program Launched

As anticipated, the Canadian Government has launched its Immigrant Investor Venture Capital Program (IIVC).  This was originally announced in December of 2014.  The program opened at the end of January. Unfortunately, the Academic Entrepreneur has not been blogging at the usual pace. Apologies are in order. Essentially, here is how The IIVC works:  High Net Worth Individuals […]

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Twenty Questions for Canadians Regarding Scottish Independence

Questions for the Canadians and on their perspective on Scottish Independence from the Academic Entrepreneur     I am asking these because in my “ethnographic experience” in Canada, I’ve noted one or more of the following around the issue of Scottish Independence: a) apathy surrounding the issue; b) a lack of an awareness of the […]

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On Immigration Policy: Blog repost on EU citizens living in Scotland

A most interesting, thoughtful post on EU citizens living in Scotland. This is from the Arc of Prosperity blog and was published yesterday by Thomas Widmann from Denmark, a German Citizen now living in Scotland.     EU citizens in Scotland must vote Yes to independence Posted on 04/09/2014 by thomas UKIP election propaganda by mia!, […]

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Step Change for Innovation in Scotland: How to Massively Increase the Supply of Venture Capital in Scotland

This talk was given recently by the Academic Entrepreneur at the Business School of the University of Edinburgh.   See: http://www.business-school.ed.ac.uk/about/events/53f3162126382c041f22296d/step-change-for-innovation-in-   Slides can be found here: http://www.business-school.ed.ac.uk/eclub/news-and-events/?a=68277   A video will be posted on YouTube and linked here as well, and photos published within the month.

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Brain Drain for Scottish Universities post-Independence: Solving the Research Funding Need

Today’s Guardian article “Scottish universities braced for brain drain if country votes for independence: Senior education figures voice fears about loss of funding and departure of top scientists in the event of a yes vote” warned of the loss of scientists and other researchers if Scotland leaves the union.  This would result in further brain drain, […]

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Polish Migrants in Scotland

Polish_migrants_in_Scotland_2014 For a link to the .pdf: Polish migrants in Scotland: voting behaviours and engagement in the Scottish independence referendum   This report from the Centre for Population Change (CPC) from the University of South Hampton was published recently and highlighted on the University of Edinburgh’s Future of the UK and Scotland website by Coree […]

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