Globe & Mail: Investing in research is the best way to create an innovative economy

Read an artible by Paul Armstrong and Carol Herbert – Opinion published in THE GLOBE AND MAIL
August 7, 2017
Paul Armstrong is an expert adviser with EvidenceNetwork.ca and a Distinguished University Professor at the University of Alberta and founding Director of the Canadian VIGOUR Centre, a University of Alberta Research Centre devoted to enhancing cardiovascular health. He was the founding president of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. Carol Herbert is Professor Emerita, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at Western University, Adjunct Professor at UBC School of Population & Public Health, and president of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.

With Canada’s 150th birthday squarely in the rear-view mirror, we should now look to our future. Our government has been staking much on an “innovation economy” – if the regular speeches by various ministries are anything to go by. So how do we get there?

Follow the government’s own evidence and part of the answer is clear: invest in research.

Read the full article in The Globe and Mail: Investing in research is the best way to create an innovative economy

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