This collection is the result of a 2016 national leaders conference sponsored by Queen’s University to explore the prospects for a pan-Canadian healthcare innovation strategy. The conference themes were inspired by the 2015 report of the federally commissioned Advisory Panel on Healthcare Innovation, led by David Naylor, which examined how the federal government could support innovation. A Canadian Healthcare Innovation Agenda features original commis- sioned chapters from academics and healthcare leaders addressing a range of issues such as the meaning of healthcare innovation, how a national health- care agency and investment fund could be governed, the need for big data and evidence, adding value through Canadian supply-chain management, over- coming regulatory barriers to innovation, policy innovations for indigenous, military and elderly populations, the role of medical professions in promoting innovation, education, and the development of medical innovators. The Cana- dian healthcare system is so fragmented that any thought of a system-wide strategy for healthcare innovation is considered a far-distant ideal at best. This book presents a contrary view, outlining an agenda for Canadian healthcare innovation. It shows that Canada does indeed have the building blocks for innovation, and concludes that the time to act is now. A. Scott Carson is professor of governance and strategy in the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University. Kim Richard Nossal is professor in the Department of Political Studies at Queen’s University. For many years the benefits conferred by a higher education went undisputed. But students, employers, governments, and taxpayers are now demanding evidence of educational quality and value. At the same time, fiscally strapped governments are raising questions about how institutions are funded and the role quality should play in setting funding levels. In the face of these mounting pressures, jurisdictions around the world are working toward designing meaningful indicators to measure the performance of postsecondary institutions that go beyond enrolment numbers, graduation rates, and ever-popular reputational rankings. Assessing Quality in Post- secondary Education presents a collection of thought-provoking essays by world-renowned higher-education thinkers and policy experts that discuss ways of defining and measuring academic quality. The papers were presented at a conference convened by the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario in May 2017 and provide valuable insight into this pressing issue and under- score the need for reform. Harvey P. Weingarten is president and chief executive officer of the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario. Martin Hicks is executive director of data and statistics at the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario. Amy Kaufman is director of special projects at the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario. 3 4 M Q U P S P R I N G 2 0 1 8 S P E C I F I C AT I O N S Queen’s Policy Studies – School of Policy Studies April 2018 978-1-55339-529-4 $39.95A CDN, $39.95A US, £33.00 paper 6 x 9 260pp eBook available S P E C I F I C AT I O N S Queen’s Policy Studies – School of Policy Studies January 2018 978-1-55339-532-4 $39.95A CDN, $39.95A US, £33.00 paper 6 x 9 250pp eBook available A Canadian Healthcare Innovation Agenda Policy, Governance, and Strategy edited by a. scott carson and kim richard nossal P U B L I C P O L I C Y • E D U C AT I O N P U B L I C P O L I C Y • H E A LT H C A R E Assessing Quality in Postsecondary Education International Perspectives edited by harvey p. weingarten, martin hicks, and amy kaufman