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Graduates listen during a convocation ceremony at Simon Fraser University, in Burnaby, B.C., in May 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Arts graduate education in Canada should be redesigned around students’ and society’s needs

Canada needs the arts, with its insights into human behaviour and thinking, more than ever. But governments and funding agencies should shift funding models for arts graduate education.
Interference in research has serious consequences for scientists and for the laws and policies their research informs. (Shutterstock)

Canadian scientists are still being muzzled, and that risks undermining climate policy

If scientists cannot freely conduct and communicate their work, the gap between evidence and policy widens, and that means Canada gets less effective laws and policies.
The Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research supported basic and medical research until it was terminated during cuts in government spending in 2011. (Shutterstock)

Alberta had a world-renowned research foundation — reviving it would raise Canada’s profile

Eight years ago, the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research was shut down. Revisiting the vision of late Alberta premier Peter Lougheed may help raise Canada’s research profile.

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