Funding for science as a percentage of GDP according to the OECD.

Professors Palazzo and Moraes co-authored an OpEd, “Dwindling Funding for Canadian Science”, that appeared in The Future Economy.

They point out that Canada now spends less of its GDP on science than any other G7 country except for Italy. As a result, many scientists do not have funding to conduct the work they were hired to do.

They strongly urge that the Canadian government increase its investment in research, especially the budget of the federal research councils. This becomes essential if we want to have a science-literate society that can overcome all the new unexpected challenges that we will face in the near and distant future.

A version of this OpEd appeared in the 2019 CSMB Bulletin.