Advocacy update from Research Canada

Research Canada has submitted a brief to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Science and Research – read it here

The Science and Research Committee is still accepting formal submissions to this study (Successes, Challenges and Opportunities for Science in Canada), and we encourage our Members to submit as soon as possible if you have not already done so.

The Committee has also agreed to launch a study on Top Talent, Research and Innovation. While the first meeting is yet to be scheduled, the Committee is now accepting briefs under this study.
Submit briefs to the Clerk of the Committee:
Mr. Leif-Erik Aune
Tel.: 613-943-9388
Email: SRSR@parl.gc.ca
Website: ourcommons.ca/SRSR-e

Senator Stan Kutcher: A Champion for Science in Parliament

Earlier this week, Senator Stan Kutcher (Nova Scotia) co-authored an article with Dr. Abraham Fuks (McGill University) in Policy Options titled “Canada needs to grow basic science capacity.” This article is a great read that echoes our communities’ long-standing calls for increased and sustained investments in fundamental science as a critical driver of health security and economic prosperity. Since his nomination to the Senate in 2018, Dr. Kutcher has attended many Parliamentary Health Research Caucus events, and we are thrilled to see him continue to champion science and health research with his parliamentary colleagues and the Canadian public.

Our thanks and congratulations go to both the Senator and Dr. Fuks for working together on this great article!
Click here to read: Canada needs to grow basic science capacity