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Research funding

BY NATALIE SAMSON | April 24 2020

The federal government’s $1.1-billion plan includes more funds for vaccine research, clinical trials, and expanded testing and modelling.

BY JONATHAN THON | March 27 2020

In light of the current pandemic, it’s worthwhile to consider the importance of both public and private investment in basic research programs and the growing role of science in our society.


How to demonstrate feasibility in your proposal’s budget and justifying some of those out of the norm expenses.

BY EMINA VELETANLIĆ | February 07 2020

More funds for science in recent decades has meant more political pressure on research councils to showcase impact and demonstrate relevance.

BY DENIS CLARK | December 16 2019

As the U.K. proceeds with Brexit, Canada will likely prioritize collaboration with EU-based researchers over those in the U.K.

BY MARC SPOONER | October 22 2019

Tying a significant portion of funding to any specific set of metrics places undue pressure on universities, and impinges on their traditional mission and collegial autonomy.

BY CRESO SÁ | October 21 2019

Clusters are often described as prioritizing interdisciplinary collaboration, but that comes with its own unique set of challenges.

BY WENDY GLAUSER | September 30 2019

In an open letter signed by hundreds, they argue it’s time to abandon the CCV and move to a simpler solution.

BY ERIKA THORKELSON | September 18 2019

“Acknowledging that [Indigenous communities] have sovereignty over the material and that it is indeed not yours is one of the key things we’re trying to promote in the work that we’re doing with the archival community.”

BY CRESO SÁ | May 14 2019

A new panel created in the 2019 Ontario budget will have the mundane task of clarifying the relationship between science and innovation.


Some of Canada’s biggest research honours were recently bestowed by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council and the Canada Council for the Arts.

BY ANQI SHEN | April 24 2019

In most provinces, it was the status quo for operating grants, but some budgets had a few surprises.

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | April 18 2019

The eight new Canada Excellence Research Chair holders come from a number of different countries to set up shop in Canada.

BY PETER FARRUGIA | March 28 2019

The introduction of a financial transactions tax would generate billions in revenue that postsecondary institutions desperately need.

BY ANQI SHEN | March 20 2019

The federal government’s pre-election budget contains several key items for students and universities.

BY JONATHAN THON | January 16 2019

Is age a proxy for success when launching a biopharma startup?

BY BRIAN OWENS | January 15 2019

Final applications are due February 7, just weeks after inaugural competition was launched.

BY DAVID KENT | November 30 2018

These relatively recent initiatives deserve recognition for helping the scientific community.

BY ANQI SHEN | November 27 2018

In anticipation of support for trainees in the upcoming federal budget, researchers and administrators shared their perspectives at CSPC.

BY BRIAN OWENS | November 07 2018

Working with international colleagues can provide new insights and even a career boost, but it takes patience and planning.

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