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Media stories

Read a few recent media stories about the Naylor report:

Why Canadian scientists aren’t happy

The Liberal government’s latest science policy is a backwards factory for producing white elephants

Paul Wells in MacLean’s

June 29, 2017

http://www.macleans.ca/politics/ottawa/why-canadian-scientists-arent-happy/

 

Decade of sparse funds chased scientists out of ‘fundamental’ research, researchers argue

Tom Spears, Ottawa Citizen – June 28, 2017

http://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/science-policy

 

Science Minister Kirsty Duncan ready to begin science funding overhaul

IVAN SEMENIUK

SCIENCE REPORTER — The Globe and Mail

Published Wednesday, Jun. 28

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/science-minister-kirsty-duncan-ready-to-begin-science-funding-overhaul/article35497370/

 

Canadian scientists labouring under massive funding gap, report finds

A report released Wednesday found 40 per cent of Canadian scientists changed the direction of their research program in the past 10 years — usually away from basic science.

By KATE ALLEN, Toronto Star Science and Technology reporter

Wed., June 28, 2017

https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2017/06/28/canadian-scientists-labouring-under-massive-funding-gap-report-finds.html

 To improve access to science funding, Support the report

Liisa Galea, centreforbrainhealth.ca

http://www.centreforbrainhealth.ca/news/2017/06/16/improve-access-science-funding-support-report

Oldies but Goodies, still relevant:

A lesson for policy-makers from the life of Tony Pawson

‘View basic science as a long-term investment that will yield completely unexpected dividends’
Paul Wells
August 10, 2013

Youtube video: Funding basic science to revolutionize medicine

Funding Basic Science to Revolutionize Medicine, 2013 FASEB Stand Up for Science

Should you fund research to discover:

a-            How bacteria protect themselves

b-            Developing an affordable treatment for diabetes

The Canadian Science Policy Centre has put together A Comprehensive Collection of Publications Regarding Canada’s Fundamental Science Review Panel Report