Canada tightens restrictions on funded research considered a potential risk to national security


The Government of Canada has announced that it is tightening restrictions for funded research occurring in a “sensitive research area” that could be considered a risk to national security. Canada will not provide funding to projects with members who are affiliated with a university, research, or laboratory that is connected to the military, national defence, or state security entities of a foreign power which is considered a risk. The policy applies to the Canadian Foundation for Innovation and the three federal research granting councils—SSHRC, NSERC, and CIHR—and will quickly be implemented. The Record reports that the University of Waterloo has said it is ready to respond to any security risks related to its international research relationships.

Castanet | The Record (UWaterloo)