Person: William Buxton

William Buxton

The Cost of Saving Money: The Folly of Research Funding Policy in Canada (Part 2 of 2)
By William Buxton

Canada’s current research and science and technology policies are a raging success in incenting researchers to focus on “applied” problems, to the point where they hold “meet markets” where they try to link up with corporate partners, who will help them qualify for funding.

William Buxton

The Cost of Saving Money: The Folly of Research Funding Policy in Canada (Part 1 of 2)
By William Buxton

Research funding in Canada is being transformed by cutbacks in public funding, a bias towards technology disciplines, pressure for academic research to become more self-funding by licensing intellectual property, and a very strong bias towards applied research which is co-funded by commercial concerns.