Nature discusses Canadian science woes.

Fellow Canadians,

If you’re wondering about the broader impression of the challenges facing Canadian science, you can see these stories from the prestigious UK journal Nature over the past year or so.

By the way, I haven’t found a colleague yet who isn’t a) glad about infrastructure funding, b) puzzled and concerned by a lack of support for people and supplies, and c) totally perplexed by the establishment of huge graduate scholarships for a small collection of individuals.

Cash concerns for Canadian scientists
Could programme cuts prompt a brain drain?

Canada’s scientists face an uncertain future
Political turmoil leaves key positions in doubt

Canada abolishes its national science adviser
After just four years, government axes post

Science in retreat
Canada has been scientifically healthy. Not so its government.


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