Opinion – It’s past time for Canada to fund graduate students and researchers properly — our future depends on it

Tuesday, August 22, 2023

In a rapidly changing world research universities are essential for ensuring that Canada had the knowledge and talent necessary to keep up.

That’s why the University of Waterloo recently developed our Global Futures, a focus on five interconnected problem areas that can only be tackled with transdisciplinary scholarship and action.

Take Professor Jason Thistlethwaite’s Climate Risk Group — focused on our Sustainable Future by enabling Canadians to gauge personal disaster exposure. After a summer of climate-triggered wildfires in virtually every part of the country, and around the world, the importance of Dr. Thistlethwaite’s work comes into sharp focus. Or consider Professor Gautnam Kammath’s health data privacy work, it showcases how advances in AI could improve health information exchange to ensure better health outcomes for our community and across the country.


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