"As automation and artificial intelligence continue to transform Canadian workplaces, post-secondary institutions across the country say they are working to prepare students for jobs that may not even exist yet.
Climate change, data science and cybersecurity are increasingly in the spotlight at Canadian universities as they adapt their offerings to address "the needs not only of a changing marketplace but of a changing society," Paul Davidson, president of the association Universities Canada, said in a recent interview.
Forecasting can prove difficult, however.
"There are numbers like 50 percent of the jobs (of the future) have not yet been defined, and so how does any organization ... prepare for that kind of change?" Davidson said."