What next ?
The campaign is moving to a new phase. As mentioned before, its weblog will from now on be solely administered by Rob Annan, a biomedical researcher and professional writer. It is our intent to evolve “Quedistuchercheur/ResearcherForum” into an established feature of the science and technology policy scene in Canada, that is supported by the universities, and the learned societies, and which will be accepted by Government and the media as an organisation able to speak for a wide section of the health, science and engineering community in a constructive but also critical and forceful manner, and without the restraints felt by other bodies.
This forum will soon have a multidisciplinary “Advisor Panel” consisting of leading Canadian researchers, and representing a wide spectrum of research disciplines. The panelists will act as the voices of their research communities vis-a-vis both levels of government, post-secondary institutions, and media.