Opinion – The science of today is the economy of tomorrow

Published May 8, 2023

Complex global issues have multiplied, and investing in big, advanced and collaborative science is more critical than ever to addressing urgent challenges.

When the federal government introduced the Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF) in late 2014, its aim was to propel research at the country’s universities from world-class to world-leading. Nearly a decade later, and with $1.4-billion in support announced last month, the program’s foresight is clear….


Contributed to The Hill Times by Professor Leah Cowen, Vice-President of Research and Innovation and Strategic Initiatives at the University of Toronto

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