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Push for diversity, cooperation in the research community goes beyond ‘business as usual,’ say industry groups

By Emily Haws      

'There needs to be a greater alignment in terms of authority, responsibility, and accountability across the research councils,' says HealthCareCAN president and CEO Paul-Émile Cloutier.

Universities Canada president Paul Davidson said his organization wants 'to make sure that our institutions reflect contemporary Canada.' The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
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Observers are applauding the government's decision to use this year's budget to promote diversity amongst researchers and collaboration between the three main research granting councils, saying it shows the government is serious about science. However, despite the widespread celebration, both Universities Canada and HealthCareCAN say there is still more work to do to implement the recommendations of Canada’s fundamental science review, dubbed the Naylor Report after report chair and former University of Toronto president David Naylor. Universities Canada

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