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.
Colleges in particular play a crucial role in Canadaâ€™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.
Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains says he will focus his final mandate year on considering recommendations made in seven recently-released reports by a government-struck panel of industry leaders and national consultations on digital and data transformation.
The tables, composed of dozens of industry representatives, recommended more emphasis on scaling-up firms through an 'Own the podium'-style funding program, cutting red tape, and establishing new networks between businesses and investors.