Erratic funding for basic research, coupled with concerns that science has fallen down the priority list for politicians, has contributed to a shift in researchers’ attitudes to lobbying.
Canada’s scientists are learning politics. The country’s scientists have weathered changing fortunes in research funding under both liberal and conservative governments, and have found a voice to lobby for more attention in the process. Canada’s science scene is a case study on how researchers can shape governance, and vice versa.
Jean Polfus found her research was strengthened by bringing more voices to the table.
Mona Nemer tells Julie Gould about her role as Canada's chief scientific adviser and how she aims to strengthen science in the country.
A conversation with Dr Ed McCauley, President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Calgary
A conversation with Rob Baker, Vice-President of Research at McMaster University.
From organs-on-chips to quantum simulation of molecules, University of Toronto scientists are pushing technological boundaries.
Stem cell research and brain tumour biology are key areas at the University of Manitoba.
After winning Canada Gairdner Awards, recipients hit the lecture circuit to promote science.