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Petition for scientist banned from the United States

Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Current Number Of Supporters: 164

The Canadian scientific community urges the Canadian government to issue visas for scientists banned from the United States as a consequence of the Executive Order which prevents individuals from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S.A. for 90 days. This order goes against the principles of openness and diversity which allow scientific research to flourish, and temporarily welcoming displaced scientists will benefit our communities.

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The double-double: Investment in scientific excellence and job creation

Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Current Number Of Supporters: 2,220

After the important investments into infrastructure and equipment we now encourage the federal government to take the third and most important next step: enable our researchers to use their equipment and facilities by providing them with the necessary operating funds. On behalf of Canadian scientists, we request a doubling of the budgets for open operating grants of CIHR and NSERC by the end of the first mandate of the Liberal government.

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Petition for quality face-to-face peer review for Federal research funding #qualityF2Freview

Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Current Number Of Supporters: 687

We demand that CIHR returns to “face-to-face” peer reviews for the Fall 2016 open operation grant competitions and suggest that the Fundamental Science Review committee requires “face-to-face” as the standard review process for Canadian government funding agencies such as CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC in order to ensure the quality and the trust of the research community in the peer review process.

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CSMB Petition: Scientists are hanging up their lab coats

Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Current Number Of Supporters: 4,346

The federal election campaign is a key moment in Canada’s democratic process. As research scientists, we wonder why Canada’s future in research, technology and innovation are not prominent among topics being discussed during the campaign. We as scientists need to change this. Make Discovery Science a National Priority by signing the following petition to increase support for basic discovery research in Canada.

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