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CAUT Submission to the Fundamental Science Review

The Canadian Association of University Teachers tabled a submission to the Fundamental Science Review highlighting the fact that fundamental research is the foundation upon which many key unanticipated innovations have been developed, such as X-rays, nylon, Teflon, GPS technology, informatics, superconductivity, and medical imaging.

The association established four important pillars to make sure our members play a central role in advancing knowledge through fundamental research: ensure adequate funding for fundamental research; protect the integrity and independence of fundamental research; ensure that fundamental research programs are inclusive and respect the diversity of Canada’s research community and; increase support for Indigenous research and researchers.

 “To fully benefit from the fruits of fundamental research, we need to ensure that funding levels are adequate, the integrity and independence of research and funding decisions are respected, and that programs are inclusive of all disciplines and researchers,” said CAUT Executive Director, David Robinson.