Canada must seize its opportunity to lead the world in research: UVic president

June 2, 2017

“This is Canada’s moment. Now is the time for us to lead the world in higher education, research and innovation,” writes University of Victoria President Jamie Cassels for the Vancouver Sun. Cassels argues that “in an era of closing borders and closing minds,” Canada is reinforcing its global connections and collaborations in ways that can make it an innovation leader moving forward. To this end, Cassels highlights several key findings from Canada’s Advisory Panel on Federal Support for Fundamental Science, which he says will be crucial not only to Canada's success, but also to the world's. “Consider the world’s vast challenges, including poverty, inequality, climate change and disease,” Cassels adds. “These issues do not stop at borders and neither does the pursuit of solutions.” Vancouver Sun