Universities respond to new national security rules

An article in University Affairs discusses the various responses from universities to the Government of Canada’s recently updated policy on research and security. The federal policy unveiled last week provides a list of sensitive research areas and foreign institutions deemed a risk to national security. Some universities welcomed the clarity provided by the new regulation, pointing out that the specificity in the list is helpful for research planning. Others state that the definitions of sensitive research areas are still too broad and that the policy lacks a clear explanation of why each foreign institution in question was selected as a risk.

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