The preparation of the manifesto, “Scientific Advice for the Global Goals”, by the International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA), resulted from a resolution adopted following the World Science Forum in November 2015, aimed at strengthening informed decision-making using science in order to meet the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations (UN).
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University funding includes four main components: level of funding, sources of funding, financial management of universities, and the rules used by the government to allocate public funds to universities. The last component is generally called the “university funding policy.”
It is difficult to measure the impact of our demands and our political representations on government action with regard to universities, but with the next elections nearing, it seems that several of our demands have been heard by the Miister of Higher Education.
Five years after the Printemps érable, one of the biggest protest movements ever to hit Quebec, the province’s universities remain underfunded and beset by a series of unresolved issues. “We are crossing a great wilderness,” says Guy Breton, rector of Université de Montréal. “The Maple Spring paralyzed everyone who criticized the underfunding of universities.
MONTREAL, Feb. 2, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ – The sectors of health, education, environment, unions, research, business, international co-operation, arts and culture, anti-poverty, youth and human rights advocacy rally to ask our governments to put an end to the tax haven era. Taxes are an essential pillar of our democratic society, but we must change the rules of this system to make sure everyone pays their fair share.