Canadian Prime Minister Steven Harper proposed a new budget yesterday with the aim of staving off the recession. The package, though, will reduce funding for Canadian science and sparked some worries that Canadian scientists will head to the United States. "That’s one of our worries," Claire Morris, president of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada, says. According to Science Insider, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council will see their collective budget decrease by $113 million over the next three years.
Jan 30, 2009