Tag Archives: science and technology
Science Rendezvous On Saturday, May 11th Kingston joined thirty other Canadian cities by holding a Science Rendezvous event at the K-Rock Centre. Science Rendezvous is an event to connect the public with science in the laboratory and everywhere else. The showcase is aimed … Continue reading
Thanks to everybody at the Queen’s University Biological Station for their hospitality during my recent visit. Students were studying how human development affects bio-diversity and aquatic environments. Here their T.A. introduces me to a baby gray rat snake.
The democratic process requires the ready availability of true and complete information. In this way people can objectively evaluate the government’s policies. To act otherwise is to give way to despotic secrecy. - Pierre Elliot Trudeau On July 10, 2012 … Continue reading
Minutes after the Death of Evidence Rally on Parliament Hill, Minister of State for Science and Technology, Gary Goodyear, put out a press release about government funding for research and development. I’ve responded with a letter to the editor in … Continue reading
This evening I talked online for two hours with over 50 researchers and we generated about 200 comments from across Canada. I hope it was useful to all participants and that they came away with some ideas on how we … Continue reading
MP Ted Hsu invites Canadian researchers to join him in a Facebook Townhall Meeting dedicated to discussing funding for basic research in Canada.
The following was published in the February 27, 2012 issue of The Hill Times: Canada faces an urgent challenge to increase the productivity of its workforce in the face of demographic shifts, budgetary pressures, and international competition. One weak link is … Continue reading
Many innovative, technology-intensive companies have benefited from the Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) tax credit. These are the types of businesses – often entrepreneurial start-ups – that Canada should be nurturing. They can represent the future promise of our … Continue reading