Pre-budget submission: Building a stronger Canada through research

October 12, 2017
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Improving lives and building a stronger Canada through research

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At a time of closing borders and closing minds, the world is looking to Canada for leadership in research, innovation and diplomacy.

A well-funded and balanced research ecosystem will give Canada’s brightest minds the resources they need to tackle the world’s greatest challenges. University research has a ripple effect throughout Canadian society – it drives economic growth, attracts top talent from around the globe and creates solutions that help improve the lives of all Canadians.

The Fundamental Science Review Advisory Panel has laid out a road map for the urgent need for reinvestment in Canada’s research ecosystem. The Naylor report, as it is known, needs action. That’s why Canada’s universities are calling for the government to commit its full support to the report’s recommendations, over a multi-year period starting in Budget 2018, with the following recommendations:

  1. Significant increases in direct support for discovery research.
  2. A dedicated support fund for international research collaboration.
  3. Stable and predictable funding for the Canada Foundation for Innovation.

 Now is the time to invest in research.

Tagged:  Research and innovation

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