Stand Up for Science

The following letter was circulated on August 10, 2017.  It is written by David Robinson, Executive Director of the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT).  It's time to get science right.

Dear Colleagues,

The government has a clear road map for what needs to be done to support basic, investigator-driven research, thanks to the report of Canada’s Fundamental Science Review, released this spring. The report’s most important recommendation is to increase basic research funding by $1.3 billion over 4 years. 

We now need to make sure the government acts on the recommendations of the Advisory Panel on Federal Support for Fundamental Science.

It is time to get science right.

It’s important the government hear from Canada’s academic research community. That’s why I am asking you to do two things this summer:

  • Reach out to your MP. You can send an email from our site.
  • Sign the CAUT petition on-line calling for increased funding for basic research.

Together, we can send a strong message and convince the government to do the right thing.

Investing in fundamental science is investing in a better future.

Thank you, 

David Robinson
Executive Director
Canadian Association of University Teachers