Interview with UWaterloo President, Vivek Goel, in the Logic highlighting underfunding of research in Canada.
Published September 26, 2023.
OTTAWA — Canada is already forgetting lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic as it lets the country’s research infrastructure rot out, repeating a cycle we went through after the SARS and H1N1 scares, says University of Waterloo president Vivek Goel.
“We’ve had several successive federal budgets without any significant investments in science capacity,” he said in an extended interview with The Logic. The Liberals boosted research funding when they took office, but inflation has eaten all that up, he said. “We’re essentially back to where we were in 2015, before the current government came in, or perhaps even with less funding per capita.”…