Canadian Scientists Short Changed on International Stage

March 4, 2013 at 2:29 pm Leave a comment

Canadian scientific superstar, Tony Pawson, recently told the Globe and Mail that despite their stellar track record, Canadian scientists are rarely given the recognition that they deserve.

Dr. Pawson’s comments were in response to a statement by Governor-General David Johnston and Professor Howard Alper that by increasing the number of nominations for awards, the situation could be much improved by 2017. Unfortunately, says Dr Pawson, this goal is unrealistic and perhaps downright dangerous.

The danger lies in the fact that scientific recognition is dependent upon groundbreaking research which takes significant funding and time to develop. A five year deadline is hardly enough time to foster groundbreaking discovery and will ultimately lead to the failure to achieve the government’s goal and further cuts to scientific funding.

Dr. Pawson’s thesis seems logical and paints a grim picture of Canadian politicians and their ability to create viable strategic plans for supporting Canadian research.

Do you agree?

To read the Globe and Mail article read Funding science that will change the world.

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