#NextGenCanScience twitter campaign re-launch for Banting’s birthday – November 14

In Budget 2018 released earlier this year, the Canadian research community saw – and celebrated – a substantial increase to federal funding supporting basic science research. However, this increase was not extended to the number of studentships and fellowships supporting trainees.

In response, the Canadian Society for Molecular Biosciences is re-launching our Twitter campaign #NextGenCanScience in the hopes of increasing public awareness about the importance of government funding for studentships and fellowships from the Tri-Council Agencies: CIHR, NSERC, and SSHRC.

Frederick Banting, co-discoverer of Insulin and Nobel Laureate, holds universal regard as one of Canada’s greatest scientists; for this reason, awards at both levels carry his name (the CGS-D and Banting PDF Award). As we seek federal support for the next generation of Bantings, and recognition of present and future Canadian research excellence, we ask that you join us on Twitter on Frederick Banting’s Birthday (Wednesday November 14th, 2018).
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