Canada faces challenges retaining next generation of researchers due to funding: Editorial


Canada is facing challenges retaining the next generation of researchers, writes Sparrow McGowan for University Affairs. McGowan discusses recent reports and studies that identified that Canada is at risk of brain drain due to poor financial support and that many graduates may be not only working outside of higher education, but living outside of Canada. University of Victoria VP of Research and Innovation Lisa Kalynchuk said that universities and research organizations share some responsibilities to support postdocs. In response to funding challenges, advocacy group Support our Science is pushing for pay increases for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars and calling on the federal government to set adequate pay standards.

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