Montréal, March 22, 2016 – The Fédération québécoise des professeures et professeurs d’université (FQPPU) approves of Minister Morneau’s budget announcements about science and research. “We welcome the commitments aimed at increasing funded research-innovation activities through the granting councils, restoring Canada’s ability to make informed decisions with input from public science, and increasing access to information through open data, especially given the affronts experienced by scientists under the previous government,” said Jean-Marie Lafortune, FQPPU President.
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ABSTRACT Research is an important aspect of both the mission of universities and the academic workload. In an environment of reduced funding for operating budgets and capital assets, research activities enable universities to increase their overall budget. As a result, research has become the marker of university distinction and international visibility, which has led to fierce competition to secure additional resources and attract professors who have the most funding.
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