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At the Canadian Consortium for Research meeting today w/ @MitacsCanada #CSPF and @NSERC_CRSNG colleagues, where @VB_Lisa opens by discussing #SupportTheReport efforts, asking how can we foster next steps for fundamental research and the #NextGenCanSci in Canada?

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James Compton, prev prez @CAUT_ACPPU shows that there was a massive increase in student population, but this has slowed over the last 3 years. It would have slowed more, were it not for international students. Yet, #PSE funding from fed has been flat, has decreased at prov level
... Tuition has also increased over time. Faculty wages are not the culprit though, the % #PSE expenditures on wages has diminished over time. There is also more reliance on contract staff ➑️ and academic staff are not being renewed
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1/ Scientific funding is not a voter priority. We were fortunate the πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ gov took the Fundamental Science Review seriously. At one point, it wasn’t looking that way. Yay, #SupportTheReport. That it feels it has now finished its work is a worry, but...
2/ Our job as a scientific community is not to lobby for incremental change, a few more dollars for the agencies, a few more crumbs. Instead, look South for inspiration.
3/ NIH has bipartisan support. Trumpian threats to cut its budget are tossed aside. It rises above the enormous political divide. It enjoys a stellar reputation and awareness of the good it does, both as an economic driver and for quality of life.
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Alright, #CSPC2018 @sciencepolicy, it's time to build some #HYPE!

Fuel up on β˜• & head up to panel #506 in the Capitale room at 3:30!

Great insights from panelists incl @tgruos @DSP_SPE & @MadisonRilling #CIΓ‰ @SciChefQC and *news* (hype!) on the way for #nextgen in πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ #scipol.
Here goes! Still time to join us #CSPC2018!
@BelislePipon @HarvardSciPol #FRQ introduces very first panel organized by #CIÉ @SciChefQC, w/ @BlakeFreier @tgruos @DSP_SPE @DLEKirkwood @MadisonRilling. Paul Dufour, as always, is our guide!

#CSPC2018 @sciencepolicy
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