Olds president calls on Canada to re-evaluate research funding distribution

Olds College of Agriculture & Technology President Dr Ben Cecil is calling on the Government of Canada to increase research funding for colleges. Cecil recently delivered a testimony to the federal government’s Standing Committee on Scientific Research, arguing that colleges play a critical role in advancing research and innovation and solving challenges. He highlighted equity, eligibility, and impact as key areas for reform and called for greater flexibility in the way programs are funded. “Colleges are essential hubs of innovation, driving economic growth and job creation through applied research,” said Cecil. “However, the current distribution of federal research funding does not adequately recognize the impactful contributions made by colleges like Olds College.”

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