National Research Council is an irreplaceable asset for Canada, says Veitch

April 13, 2016

In a response to a recent editorial that questioned the need for and purpose of the National Research Council, NRC Principal Research Officer Jennifer Veitch outlines the council's central role in Canadian research. The NRC “occupies a unique position across science-engineering-R&D-innovation that is difficult for those outside it to fully appreciate,” explains Veitch, adding that “Canada needs the NRC because no one else would, or could, replace its contributions.” Veitch outlines how the NRC has worked to benefit industries and the nation through a variety of research initiatives conducted both independently and in partnership with other researchers. “A former NRC slogan was ‘Science at work for Canada,’” concludes Veitch, “which in my view, still sums up well what we do.” Ottawa Citizen