Jean-Marc Mangin, executive director, Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences
Government’s research agenda incomplete without attention to the human sciences
By Jean-Marc Mangin
We’ve now had nearly two months to watch a new national government find its feet and flesh out its major science policies.
Thousands of PhD graduates will have a better shot at landing careers in academia, industry and government if a proposal for a new suite of fellowships is accepted and funded by the new federal government.
The National Research Council’s is betting that its Marine Vehicles Program (MVP) will strengthen the competitiveness of Canada’s beleaguered shipbuilding industry and its related sub-sectors. By applying technologies, design expertise and testing facilities to reduce construction costs, enhance operability and meet increasingly stringent environmental regulations, the five-year, $9.
Compute Canada is returning to its user community to help map out the future research needs for advanced research computing (HPC) between 2017 and 2020. It is asking for bold world-class proposals to shape its request for new funding in the next round of the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s Major Facilities Infrastructure competition.
Daryl Copeland, educator, analyst and consultant; the author of Guerrilla Diplomacy
Diaspora scientific communities at home and abroad: an untapped resource for diplomacy?
By Daryl Copeland
The idea of tapping into the skills and expertise resident in diaspora science communities (DSCs) in order to advance international policy goals and more effectively address global challenges is certainly an attractive proposition.
Key investments required
The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) will be seeking “significant investment” to position itself as Canada’s convenor for the front end of the national innovation ecosystem.
Canada has the opportunity to take a leading position in reactivating a largely neglected clause of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) enshrining the right of all people to share in scientific advancement and its benefits, says one of Canada’s preeminent research ethicists.
A new report on Canadian-European collaboration in science, technology and innovation (STI) reveals that researchers from Ontario and Quebec are most active in the European Framework Programme for Science and Technology (FP7) and also have the highest number of scientific agreements with European Union (EU) member states.