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Policy Briefing: Innovation

Goodyear says feds’ top priority is economy, boosting innovation

Science Minister Gary Goodyear says the federal government knows Canada is No. 1 in many areas, but not in competitiveness and has made it a priority to reverse the trend.
If you're a nation looking to build a knowledge economy, you need knowledge workers, and plenty of them.
The challenge for Canada's S&T enterprise is to enhance both relationships, and to move past debates on the value of basic and applied research. Without both, Canada's innovation system will continue to underperform.
There are two discrete areas in the enterprise of science and technology where public involvement is most feasible, and each addresses an issue of great interest to the public. One is how to set scientific goals; the other is how to manage scientific risk
No other modern jurisdiction subjects its development of sustained and effective investment in research and scholarship to the vicissitudes of politics and government transition than Canada and its provinces seem to thrive on. This brings about stuttering
It is to the benefit of science and society to engage the public in supporting and questioning scientific knowledge. But the very engagement unsettles the current boundaries between what is considered valid knowledge and what is not.
SSHRC is working shoulder-to-shoulder with researchers and partners across all sectors of society to fuel innovation, bolster economic recovery, increase resiliency, and enhance Canada's place in the world by building a successful society for the 21st cen
Canada is still in the bottom half of OECD countries when it comes to innovation and both businesses and governments should be looking at different ways to tap into global innovation opportunities, say top experts.
We must improve the science literacy in our foreign relations and enhance the knowledge and interest of our science community on the importance of statecraft. By better incorporating science diplomacy wisely into Canada's global image, our country will on
To increase productivity growth in Canada, we need to stop sprawl and expand rapid transit. Both go hand-in-hand, and one cannot be accomplished without the other.
The knowledge transfer between research and its beneficiaries, advocates, and stakeholders is essential to protect project development and stimulate innovation at a time when it is most needed.
We need to develop a political culture that is proactive, not reactive—one that understands the value of sound science policy.
The interface between democracy and science has always been a complex and problematic one, which, to be properly understood, must be situated in relation to a third concept, which is nonviolence.

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