Universities seek $200M federal boost for sensitive research

Dr. Chad Gaffield, CEO, U15 Canada quoted in The Logic article by Murad Hemmadi and David Reevely | October 12, 2023

OTTAWA — Canadian universities want $200 million more a year for research in disruptive fields like AI, biotech and quantum science, partly to make up for the money they’re losing because of federal restrictions that are supposed to keep those technologies away from hostile foreign countries.

“We want to make sure that they have resources available to undertake this research now that some doors are being closed,” said Chad Gaffield, CEO of U15, a university lobby group. The association wants the next federal budget to pledge $200 million annually for five years for projects in critical areas subject to Ottawa’s new security rules….

Universities seek $200M federal boost for sensitive research

 

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