International research community needs support during conflict: Opinion

April 5, 2022
The international research community needs support, especially during wars, writes Jeremy N McNeil (Western University), Alain-G Gagnon (Université du Québec à Montréal), Julia M Wright (Dalhousie University), Janine Brodie (University of Alberta), John P Smol (Queen’s University), and S Karly Kehoe (Saint Mary’s University). While scholarly research is not typically the most pressing issue in conflict zone contexts, the authors argue that it is still important to maintain global research capacity to advance equity, economic prosperity, confidence in the knowledge production, and international relationships. “We all rise if we work together—and learn to trust each other through intellectual exchange and collaborative discovery,” write the authors. They call for research communities to become safer, more inclusive, and active, and for academics to discuss how those affected can be supported. The Globe and Mail (National)