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Number 10 / Volume 14

Editorial – 14-10

Canada needs another buzz word to further the work by governments, industry and academia to build the nation’s resources for the New Economy. Productivity was the popular catch word a couple of years back, only to be replaced by innovation, which has helped galvanize the thinking of those in sectors with disparate motives.

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Number 9 / Volume 14

Editorial – 14-9

Canada has an opportunity to correct a serious misstep and get back in the game of fusion research. The not-for-profit ITER Canada is mounting an impressive campaign to convince the international fusion research community that this country would be the ideal locale for the proposed $6 billion Fusion Research and Development Centre (see page 5).

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Number 8 / Volume 14

Editorial – 14-8

Canada’s medical research enterprise is on a roll. Seemingly every day, a major new development takes place that provides one more building block in a national edifice of research, development and exploitation that bodes extremely well for the future.

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Number 7 / Volume 14

Editorial – 14-7

Look what’s happening to the city so many Canadians love to hate. Historically burdened with a litany of pejorative nicknames associated with its status as the seat of political power, Ottawa is redefining its image into that of a technology powerhouse (see lead article).

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Number 6 / Volume 14

Editorial – 14-6

The federal government’s decision to examine the pressing issue of research overhead costs should come as very welcome news and a huge relief to the academic community. As our story on page 6 explains, the Advisory Council on Science and Technology has been requested to report to the Cabinet Committee on Economic Union this fall, presumably for consideration in next year’s Budget.

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Number 5 / Volume 14

Editorial – 14-5

Canada’s apparent eagerness to participate at the leading edge of the global race towards an innovative, knowledge-based economy is being pitched as good news for researchers and future competitiveness.

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Number 4 / Volume 14

Editorial – 14-4

As Ottawa’s recent investment in two high-flying technology companies confirms, the business community’s love-hate relationship with government is still alive and well. The financial backing by Technology Partnership Canada (TPC) of BioChem Pharma and Research in Motion (RIM) drew criticism from all the usual sources as an improper use of public funds (see page 3).

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Number 3 / Volume 14

Editorial – 14-3

Volume 14, Number 3 – April 7, 2000

It’s no state secret that Canada’s innovation system is full of holes. Persistent gaps remain in crucial cross-over areas between academia and the marketplace, government and the private sector.

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Number 2 / Volume 14

Editorial – 14-2

To lift an oft-quoted line from a long forgotten movie (Cool Hand Luke), “What we have here is a failure to communicate”. The announcement of the Budget on February 28 was only the beginning of a bizarre chain of events (and non-events) that have confused even the most astute S&T watchers.

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Number 1 / Volume 14

Editorial – 14-1

We are pleased to bring you this first issue of a re-launched RE$EARCH MONEY, Canada’s most authoritative source of information on research and technology policy, funding and investment.

The publication of RE$EARCH MONEY was suspended early this year when its parent firm declared bankruptcy.

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