Tony Bates lays it on the line: "There is momentum for change in Canadian institutions but it is too little and too slow in comparison to the changes in the world outside. The race is not against the USA, the U.K. or Australia but against the network platforms that will come in and steal our lunch if we are not more agile and focused. Radical change in the way we teach is needed. Resources need to be reallocated and above all a clear vision is needed of how we should be teaching in a digital age. This is essentially a leadership issue." He's right, of course. But they will never let people with such vision anywhere near the university president's chair.