Let’s drop the false distinctions between discovery versus applied science
This division sets up unnecessary tensions, weakens research productivity, and compromises the path to new advancements and innovations.
Science Minister Kirsty Duncan has pushed for more diversity in grant-giving. NSERC has programs to encourage girls, women, indigenous, and underrepresented populations to participate in science. At a two-day meeting of global research councils last week in Ottawa, NSERC president Mario Pinto said his officials learned from other countries how to go further.The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright