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Research funding

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.

BY DAVID KENT | November 07 2018

By committing to this exercise, we might better understand why and how some grants get funded despite fatal flaws.

BY JONATHAN THON | October 02 2018

While anything can be funded, scientific research teams often need to demonstrate a realistic path to a financial return on investment to get funded.

BY ANQI SHEN | September 18 2018

An expert panel discussed shifting dynamics between the academy and industry in driving economic development in Canada.


Universities can create intentional, integrative learning opportunities without disrupting the rigour of academic disciplines.