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“We’re basically holding on by our fingernails and …

April 25, 2009

we’re running out of fingernails” said McKay at the CAUT’s national council meeting held in Ottawa on Thursday. Other highlights:

  • McKay: “Infrastructure without associated operational funding is wasteful… infrastructure has been the government’s focus because it provides for easy photo-ops…Funding from “indirect costs” is not trickling down to researchers.”
  • Industry Canada: Infrastructure because consultations with the AUCC provided a “compelling case” for such investment
  • Peltier: “cuts right to the heart of many of the projects which Canada has been leading in (Climate and Atmospheric Science (CFCAS), Genome Canada)”.
  • Industry Canada: We take advice from the Science, Technology and Innovation Council, a group of 18 “distinguished Canadians” from the business, university, college, research and government sectors.
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