Canada's Fundamental Science Review

UBC fully endorses the recommendations made by the Fundamental Science Review and we encourage the UBC community to continue to tell Canadians why research and the Review’s recommendations are so important to Canada.

Read UBC president Santa Ono's statement on the release of the report and the joint opinion piece, Ottawa must improve research funding – or risk losing the innovation race.

VIEW UBC'S SUBMISSION TO THE FUNDAMENTAL SCIENCE REVIEW PANEL

The final report was published in April, 2017.

Report of Canada's Fundamental Science Review

Executive Summary

 

Background and Consultation

 

ONGOING ENGAGEMENT

SOCIAL MEDIA

We recently invited a number of our researchers to talk about their research and why the recommendations of the report matter to them.

 
If you are a UBC researcher and would like to produce a similar video, please let us know.

Social media discussions around the report have mobilized largely around the hashtag #supportthereport.

Resources

The Association of Canadian Early Career Health Researchers: Guide for faculty wishing to engage further with MPs.

Canadian Association of University Teachers advocacy“Get Science Right”

#SupporttheReport: Webpage

Science and Policy Exchange: #Students4theReport campaign

UBC Postdoctoral Association: Overview of the report's relevance to postdocs and how to take action in support

Universities Canada

Universities Canada have created a webpage showcasing their call for action on the report, including the publication Improving lives and building a stronger Canada through research.

UBC TOWNHALL

On Wednesday, June 21st, UBC welcomed Dr. Martha Crago, Vice President, Research at Dalhousie University and member of the Federal Science Review Panel, to UBC for a Town Hall to discuss the recent report of Canada's Fundamental Science Review.

The Town Hall attracted over 250 participants in-person at the Life Sciences Institute and via webcast. Colleagues at universities across BC were invited to participate.

VIEW THE WEBCAST 
VIEW DR. CRAGO'S SLIDES
READ MINISTER DUNCAN'S LETTER TO TOWN HALL ATTENDEES