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Strategic research investments vital to building workforce of the future

Now is the time for Canada to be bold and ambitious, to showcase our creativity and secure our competitive advantage through research.

Artist Amy Karle's 'Regenerative Reliquary,' a bioprinted scaffold in the shape of a human hand design 3D printed in an biodegradable pegda hydrogel that disintegrates over time. Canada is only now seeing the dramatic life-saving impacts of stem cells, yet that fundamental research has led to an entirely new approach to medicine and spawned a whole new sector in our economy. Photograph courtesy of Pixabay

Later this fall,  the world will applaud the latest Nobel Prize recipients, marvelling at the foresight of researchers who dreamed big and changed the world. What goes on quietly in university labs and libraries today may only be celebrated in 30 years—as we see with the Nobel—once the impacts are known. Consider John Polyani’s Nobel Prize in 1986 in chemical kinetics—in 1958 he discovered chemiluminescence reactions that continue to lead to discoveries in laser technology today.

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