Thoughts on culture, education, and having been a Canadian in the US
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Speaking of brain drain…

From today’s Globe and Mail:

TORONTO — Internationally renowned urban thinker and best-selling author Richard Florida was formally welcomed to the University of Toronto’s business school last night – and he plans on jumping straight into his research next week.

Prof. Florida, whose arrival is a coup for the university, will lead the newly established Prosperity Institute at the Rotman School of Management.

“The institute is up and running … In the next week, we’ll be going like gangbusters,” Prof. Florida told a room full of politicians, business leaders and scholars gathered at the university last night.

The 49-year-old has often cited Toronto as one of his favourite places and one of the more “creative” cities with the potential to be one of the top 20 research and economic hubs in the world.