Canada must invest in research or risk falling behind on the global stage: Stoicheff

In an article for the Globe and Mail, University of Saskatchewan President Peter Stoicheff has called on the Government of Canada to increase investment into research. Stoicheff states that the United States, Britain, Germany, and Japan have all significantly increased R&D funding, and warns that Canada is now 28th in the OECD in graduate-level educational attainment. Without new investments, he writes, the country could suffer from a brain drain. According to Stoicheff, investments in research would not only help train and retain skilled researchers, but also drive up private-sector investment and thus foster sustainable economic growth. He finally warns that recent extreme weather events and the COVID-19 pandemic have made innovation in terms of sustainability more important than ever. The Globe and Mail Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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