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29/03/2016
March 22nd was a good day for higher education, research and innovation in Canada.  The federal government called the country’s universities...
29/03/2016
President of the Canadian Society for Molecular Biosciences Director of the Ottawa Institute of Systems Biology Canada Research Chair in Chemical...
29/03/2016
The new government’s first federal budget was announced on Tuesday. As expected, and to general praise—except, perhaps, regarding the magnitude of...
29/03/2016
The day after Budget Day 2016, I had the wonderful opportunity to attend Queen’s University’s Three Minute Thesis competition, where graduate...
29/03/2016
Canada needs science-informed decision making for better government, irrespective of the political stripe of the party in power. Therefore I believe...
29/03/2016
The Federal Budget brought a mild surprise and welcome news to the space community in that the government provided a specific funding dollar amount...
29/03/2016
The federal government's decision not to change the stock option regime, because of its importance to Canadian start-ups, is important beyond simply...
24/03/2016
There is talk in Ottawa of appointing a Chief Science Officer. That’s a good thing because Canada needs one urgently. When science is starting to be...
24/03/2016
Budget 2016 had been touted as the herald of change, and there was much in the Finance Minister’s speech to signal that change was coming. The word “...
24/03/2016
During the long Summer/Fall, 2015 General Election campaign, the Liberal Party of Canada campaigned on a number of issues that resonated with...
24/03/2016
A general problem common to all governments, at least in the Western world, is the inherent difficulty of achieving both scientific credibility and...
24/03/2016
(Re-)appointing a Chief Science Officer for Canada would undoubtedly raise the spirits of many in Canada’s S&T community, at least temporarily....
22/03/2016
Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
22/03/2016
Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement
21/03/2016
Natural Resources Canada

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