Annual Report THE annual report for 1948 of the Director of Research of the Ontario Research Foundation*, after referring to the increased accommodation now available and to the strengthening of the staff by graduates of British universities who have recently gone to Canada, expresses concern at the absence of a floating supply of capable research workers in Canada_and at the diminishing income from investments which, with rising costs over the past ten years, has limited both the number of senior staff capable of directing applied research and also the number of young graduates which the Foundation could engage, as well as the amount of basic research it could initiate and support. The greatest problem of the Foundation to-day is to restore to their earlier proportions these three aspects of its activity. Satisfactory progress has been made in the projects in parasitology, wood chemistry, physiography and climatology, wire-rope research and ferrous metallurgy undertaken with the co-operation of the Advisory Committees of the Research Council of Ontario; with the Industrial Advisory Committee of the same Council efforts have been made to stimulate group research in that Province, but without success, and the conclusion was reached that group research cannot be developed on the basis of the existing trade associations.
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Ontario Research Foundation. Nature 164, 872 (1949). https://doi.org/10.1038/164872a0