In the lead-up to the 2015 federal election, the federal Liberals made 219 promises to Canadians. Fifteen of these related to science and evidence-based decision-making. As we approach the one-year anniversary of the election, we ask, what progress has been made?
This month, the federal government has been inviting Canadians to weigh in on Canada's Fundamental Science Review. Minister of Science Kirsty Duncan has assembled an Independent Review Panel, who are considering the feedback of thousands of Canadians for our nations' scientific future.
Upcoming changes to academic science funding have the potential to make or break Canada's capacity as an international leader in science. In this blog post series, we've asked researchers to weigh in on the potential impacts of the Fundamental Science Review why a funding review matters not just for scientists, but for Canadians.