QC researchers co-sign open letter calling for funding for CEFRI

June 4, 2020

Several researchers from various Québec postsecondary institutions have co-signed an open letter denouncing the closure of the Centre facilitant la recherche et l’innovation dans les organisations (CEFRIO) at the end of this month. The closure reportedly stems from the Government of Québec’s recent decision to not renew the organization's funding. CEFRIO, an independent research and innovation organization that supports public and private organizations in the transformation of their processes and business practices through digital technology, also provides expertise and access to recurrent data that allows scholars to follow the evolution of Internet usage in business and by the QC population. Due to a context where web giants are reluctant to communicate their data, the letters signatories ask QC to reconsider its decision. UQAM | La Presse (QC)