Statement on Budget 2018 from Canada’s research community

March 2, 2018
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Research matters to Canada and to Canadians.

This message features prominently in the federal government’s Budget 2018, which contains historic, multi-year investments in Canada’s science and research ecosystem.

Canadian research improves quality of life for Canadians, strengthens our economy and advances our place in the world. Budget 2018 investments will help ensure a bright future for Canada’s research enterprise and the benefits it brings to Canadians.

Canada’s research community thanks the Government of Canada — including Minister of Science Kirsty Duncan, Finance Minister Bill Morneau and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau — for their leadership in delivering a budget that invests in a robust research system for years to come.

Budget 2018 rightfully acknowledges the contribution of the Fundamental Science Review Panel*, led by Dr. David Naylor, in informing the government’s vision for a more streamlined, multidisciplinary and equitable research ecosystem that reflects the diversity of Canada.

Canada’s research community has worked actively and collaboratively to encourage investments that reflect the recommendations of this panel. We see many benefits from our increased alignment over the past year and commit to ongoing connection and collaboration to ensure that Canada’s best minds are well-supported in doing their best work.

Canadian Alliance of Student Associations

Canadian Association for Graduate Studies

Canadian Association of Postdoctoral Scholars

Canadian Association of University Teachers

Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution

Evidence for Democracy

Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences


Health Charities Coalition of Canada


Research Canada: An Alliance for Health Discovery

Science & Policy Exchange

The U15 Group of Canadian Research Universities

Universities Canada


*Fundamental Science Review Panel

Dr. David Naylor (chair)
Dr. Robert Birgeneau
Dr. Martha Crago
Mike Lazaridis
Dr. Claudia Malacrida
Dr. Art McDonald
Dr. Martha Piper
Dr. Rémi Quirion
Dr. Anne Wilson

About Universities Canada
Universities Canada is the voice of Canada’s universities at home and abroad, advancing higher education, research and innovation for the benefit of all Canadians.

Media contact:

Lisa Wallace
Assistant Director, Communications
Universities Canada
[email protected]

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