Canada’s universities strongly support the recommendations of the Fundamental Science Review panel, chaired by David Naylor, professor of medicine, University of Toronto and commissioned by the federal government in June, 2016. The Naylor report lays out a bold vision for transformative re-investment in scientific discovery and innovation, offering a blueprint for sustained excellence in university-led research across disciplines.
Government funding in decline
Universities conduct and pay for a large share of Canada’s research and development (R&D) activities, while federal government support for university-based R&D is declining.
Figure: University Research in Canada 2000-2015 ($millions)