Person: Dr Peter Morand

Peter Morand

Searching for solutions to the energy conundrum
By Dr Peter Morand

In spite of well-founded concerns about the increasingly high cost of extracting fossil fuels and their detrimental impact on the environment, Canada and the rest of the world continue to rely heavily on this source for their energy needs.

Peter Morand

Closing the gap between policy implementation & high impact technologies
By Dr Peter Morand

At the Canadian Science Policy Conference to be held in Toronto October 28-30, the topic of one of the panels is Governance of Emerging Technologies.

Peter Morand

Making government R&D more effective
By Dr Peter Morand

As part of its annual benchmarking exercise, the Conference Board of Canada has just released How Canada Performs: A Report Card on Canada. And once again we find that Canada’s report card “tells the story of a country moving to the back of the class because of its underperformance in almost all subjects.

Peter Morand

Objective advice should trump politics
By Dr Peter Morand

The only way that Canada has been able to keep its overall balance of trade in positive territory is the disproportionate export of its natural resources.

Peter Morand

Optimizing Canada’s knowledge base
By Dr Peter Morand

In a recent report released by the Conference Board (How Canada Performs: A Report Card on Canada, June, 2007) Canada does not fare particularly well in two of the six categories selected (Economy, Education and Skills, Environment, Health, Innovation and Society) when benchmarked with a number of OECD countries.

Dr Peter Morand

Looking beyond universities in a knowledge economy
By Dr Peter Morand

In order to meet the challenges of the new reality emerging from the AUCC’s 2002 Action Plan, 84 Canadian universities signed on to create the Alliance for Commercialization of Canadian Technology (ACCT) in 2004.

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Optimizing the commercialization of university research
By Dr Peter Morand

For the past few years the federal government has been steadily increasing its investment in university research. From 1997 to 2005 about $11 billion in federal research funding has flowed to the universities, 70% in the last four years.

Dr Peter Morand

Time for a Canada Foundation for Research
By Dr Peter Morand

Recent federal government support for university research reflects a much-improved appreciation by politicians of the benefits to society that accrue from investment in the advancement of knowledge.