The Natioanl: UAE nationals urged to get overseas research experience

June 18, 2012

UAE nationals urged to get overseas research experience Colin Simpson June 18, 2012 DUBAI // Young Emiratis who want careers in research and development should go overseas to gain experience before returning to help the UAE become a centre for innovation, according to an expert. “There’s a life cycle of talent,” said Dr Kai Chan, […]

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The National: Emiratis ‘should be at ease in their jobs’

June 12, 2012

Emiratis ‘should be at ease in their jobs’ Colin Simpson June 12, 2012 DUBAI // Multinational companies must create a more comfortable working atmosphere for Emiratis, a conference has heard. Internships and opportunities for government employees to sample life in such companies for a few months were other ways to lure Emirati science graduates into […]

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A racial slur against the Chinese

May 21, 2012

Letter to the Financial Times (May 19, 2012) Mr Kai L. Chan. Sir, I was shocked to have seen the word “Chinaman” used in print. Are your editors ignorant of the fact that the word is a racial slur? One does not call a person from London an “Englandman” and neither is a Parisian a […]

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Real, it isn’t

April 30, 2012

Letter to the Globe & Mail (April 27, 2012) I find it amusing that all five cast members of The Real Housewives of Vancouver are white and blond (Why Our Clickers Are Stuck On Shallow – Arts, April 25). Almost half the population of Vancouver is visible minorities and far from every white female has blond hair. […]

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INSEAD: Innovation and Policy Initiative

March 28, 2012

Policy Breakfast Series – March 2012 Competitiveness and Innovation at Work in the UAE Dr. Kai Chan, Senior Advisor, Emirates Competitiveness Council “Measuring Innovation and R&D in the UAE“

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