Canada’s economic prosperity is threatened by declining research funding: Stoicheff


In a recent editorial for the , University of Saskatchewan President Peter Stoicheff outlines the broader economic impacts that an ongoing decline in research funding could have on Canada. Stoicheff notes that members of the U15 are already experiencing a brain drain and challenges with attracting top researchers and students. He writes that this is occurring at a time when countries like the United States and Japan have committed significant funds to scientific research. “Evidence is mounting that the successful research ecosystem that Canada created 25 years ago is now at risk,” Stoicheff concludes. “Without significant new investment in research, Canada will become increasingly dependent on other countries in its efforts to become sustainable, innovative and prosperous.”

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