U of T News: “Canadians are creative, and here’s why” 

“The disproportionate number of Canadian actors, comedians and musicians who achieve success in the United States has long been noted by commentators south of the border. And now there’s proof that Canadians are more creative.

According to a report released by the British organization Nesta (formerly the National Endowment for Science Technology and the Arts), Canada has “the largest share of creative economy employment, the largest share of workers in creative occupations, and the largest share of creative workers embedded in non-creative industries,” compared to the United States and the United Kingdom. The report, “Creative Economy Employment in the US, Canada and the UK,” was co-authored by Greg Spencer of U of T’s Martin Institute of Prosperity.”

Why do you think this might be the case? Do you know what you are building, constructing, composing, planting or recreating with your life? How often do you give yourself the gift of inspiration? Where do you see innovation around you at KUF?

For more from this 2016 interview transcript on the U of T News site go to: https://www.utoronto.ca/news/canadians-are-creative-and-heres-why

(Curated and adapted for KUF for the theme ‘CREATIVITY’ by Rev. Beckett Coppola.)