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Policy Briefing: Research & Innovation Policy Briefing
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured Sept. 26, 2017, with Canada's new chief scientist Mona Nemer. The government reinstated Canada’s chief science adviser, who leads a cross-government network of advisers to coordinate, advise on and guide our decision-making, writes Liberal MP Kate Young. The Hill Times file photograph

Canada now an international beacon for science and for scholarship

Our researchers are empowered like never before. They work in state-of-the-art labs and facilities, are encouraged to speak and be heard and young researchers just starting out have access to better support to balance life at work and at home.
News|Neil Moss
In a wide-ranging interview, Science Minister Kirsty Duncan talks about the Liberal science legacy, the 2019 budget, equity, and the soon-to-be launched Athena SWAN project.
Turning what we heard into meaningful programs to realize a shared vision for research and research infrastructure in Canada is the work that now lies before us.
We must support all universities with better access to research funding so that professors across Canada can train our next generation of innovators and strengthen our communities.
The program, which was originally conceived in the United Kingdom, is meant to boost diversity in the STEM research ranks. Canada's program will be broader, incorporating both colleges and universities, tracking a variety of equity groups, and including all disciplines, rather than just STEM.
NSERC will provide over $300-million annually to partnerships between researchers from universities, colleges and organizations that come from industry as well as not-for profit and government sectors.
How we will manage new technologies is thus the most important question ahead of us. Knowing about and preparing for upcoming changes can greatly enhance the likelihood that changes benefit the largest number of people, with least costs of transitions.
Research is integral to this potential technological transformation of the Canadian North.
News|Neil Moss
Few details have been released on the funding for low Earth orbiting satellites in the 2019 budget.
The potential truly is unlimited, and I for one, look forward to seeing it grow.
Opinion|Amita Kuttner
In order to prepare, we must be innovative, and this entails supporting a wide range of professions, not just those that the government deems high-profile.

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