Universities urged to put focus back on basic researchThe Montreal Gazette.
The Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) is urging the government to take a new direction in science funding, saying that company-specific research funding has soared more than 1,000% since 2009 – but at the expense of the basic research that academics believe is essential to fostering scientific innovation and progress.
“Science in Canada is at a tipping point,” said James Turk, executive director of the CAUT, adding that the campaign is in response to a growing outcry from researchers and academics. “The government is making dumb choices that will have serious consequences for all Canadians.”
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