On August 7, the deadline closed for submissions to the pre-budget consultations process ahead of the 2021 federal budget, and Canadian organizations have been publishing their recommendations and suggestions.
Organization: Universities Canada
While many efforts are being made to help the research community, one decision by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) has been widely condemned: the suspension of the Spring 2020 Project Grant competition.
The Ford government in Ontario has let funding lapse for the University of Waterloo’s Institute for Quantum Computing. Founded in 2002 with a record-setting philanthropic donation and support from both the federal and provincial governments, the institute has attracted top talent and is often cited for its leading research. While the federal government recently promised reinvestment of…
Launching in 2020, the Outbound Student Mobility Pilot will provide $5,000-$10,000 per year to as many as 11,000 undergraduate and college students to study in a broader range of countries than they have traditionally selected.
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada’s new initiatives on intellectual property aim to help innovators and SMEs make better use of IP.
Canada’s first university north of the 60th parallel will officially launch and graduate its first class of students in May, 2020.
Members of the Business/Higher Education Roundtable addressed an open letter to Finance Minister Bill Morneau, in which they assert that the best way to prepare Canadian youth for impending changes in the skills economy is through work-integrated learning (WIL) strategies. The letter reminds Morneau that in the 2018 federal budget, he highlighted the need to…
A concerted effort by the research community is being credited with the largest increase in support for fundamental research in history.
The honeymoon is over and the Chief Science Advisor is getting right down to business. But it was a jam-packed 100 days for Dr Mona Nemer, who was appointed last fall as Canada’s first chief science advisor (CSA) 10 years after the previous Conservative government eliminated the position and dismissed her predecessor, Dr Arthur Carty.
A recent survey of public perception about university research is overwhelming positive. So encouraging are the results that Universities Canada, which commissioned the survey, is hoping it can get the public to rally behind them to press the government for more funding for university research.