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Policy Briefing: University & College Research
The PEARL research station on Ellesmere Island in Nunavut is the northernmost facility for various types of ground-based atmospheric research. Scientists are struggling to get funding to do research at the station. Photo courtesy of Dan Weaver

Climate change action top priority for universities and colleges in 2020 budget

With the clock ticking on the Paris Agreement commitments, universities and colleges see infrastructure and research as key ways they can tackle climate change.
In an interview with The Hill Times, Transport Minister Marc Garneau discusses his priorities between now and the 2019 election, rules on cannabis for passengers and flight crews, and how he wants to promote less carbon-intensive fuels for the aviation sector.
Opinion|Paul Dufour
Attention to how taxpayers’ funds are spent is just as important as how much is spent.
The federal government ought to use its granting-agency funding structure to support research in centres of expertise and innovation without slashing funding to colleges and universities.
As the new financial plan comes together, post-secondary schools want 'complementary' funding for the administrative costs of research, student awards, and work-integrated learning.
The Liberals have taken a solid first step in terms of funding, but major gaps remain when it comes to addressing the full costs of independent research.
In an interview, Science Minister Kirsty Duncan discusses her office's remaining priorities before the next election, support for graduate students and Canadians researching abroad, and improving equality and diversity in science.
News|Neil Moss
The Canadian government has focused on attracting international students to Canada, now it has to do the same for encouraging Canadian students to study abroad, says a former Canadian International Development Agency president.
Colleges in particular play a crucial role in Canada’s research and innovation ecosystem, and are boosted by investments to equip the best and brightest with the right tools.
When it comes to unfamiliar areas of research, such as artificial intelligence, focus on the ultimate rewards.

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