Opinion – Lessons from COVID-19: we need long-term investment in research

Contributed to the Hill Times by Dr. Vivek Goel, President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Waterloo| September 27, 2023

Our universities build Canada’s capacity and develop the skilled workforce needed for emergency response.

As we head into this fall season, for most people lockdowns, and gathering restrictions seem a distant memory. We’re more at ease with the knowledge of how to manage COVID-19 and the availability of vaccines specific to circulating variants. However, we cannot take for granted our current sense of ease—and we must not be quick to forget the lessons we learned from the pandemic….

Lessons from COVID-19: we need long-term investment in research – The Hill Times

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