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Federal government is spending too little on research, suggests long-awaited report

  • April 13, 2017
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Canada’s Fundamental Science Review Panel presents a comprehensive research funding report

“Canadian accomplishments in science and scholarly inquiry have long been a source of pride. However, by various measures, Canada’s research competitiveness has eroded in recent years when compared with international peers.” So begins the opening paragraph of the Abstract of a 280-page report on federal research funding. Commissioned by the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, the report is authored by a national advisory panel of research leaders and administrators. More than 230 researchers at different career stages were engaged in the information-gathering process through round tables in five cities. The panel also received 1,275 written submissions from individuals, associations and organizations.  

Said to be the most comprehensive review in four decades, the report sets out a multi-year agenda with recommendations that could have tremendous impact on Canada’s research capacity. Download the report to learn more, Investing in Canada’s Future – Strengthening the Foundations of Canadian Research.