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CAUT calls for reinvestment in research and education in the Federal Budget

The Canadian Association of University Teachers is calling on the Liberal government to increase support for research and post-secondary education in the upcoming Federal Budget.

“After years of declining funding and the undermining of science and scientists, Canada needs a new vision to get science right and improve the accessibility and quality of post-secondary education,” said CAUT executive director David Robinson.

In its 2016-2017 pre-budget submission, CAUT recommends the federal government invest in Canada’s knowledge infrastructure and develop a pan-Canadian strategy to boost scientific research and to improve access to post-secondary education.

CAUT’s key demands include the following:

  • Invest $1.1 billion over three years to support basic research through the three federal research granting councils 
  • Create a Parliamentary Science Officer 
  • Implement a national strategy in collaboration with the provinces to remove all barriers to access and participation in PSE 
  • Double the Canada Student Grant Program

Media contact:

Angela Regnier, Communications Officer, Canadian Association of University Teachers; 613-726-5186 (o); 613-601-6304 (cell)