Investments in discovery have never been more important to Canada
By Mario PintoSep. 20, 2017
Science is a long game. Funding for research and scholarships now will pay off in future.
Science Minister Kirsty Duncan, right, speaks to Arthur McDonald, a winner of the Nobel Prize in physics and a Canadian, in 2016. The Hill Times file photograph
Recently, I joined Science Minister Kirsty Duncan for an announcement of a major investment in cutting-edge research and hundreds of post-graduate scholarships, both funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).
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