National Graduate Caucus

Budget's attacks on social and cultural research are short-sighted

Opinion Editorial Regarding 2009 Federal Budget The federal stimulus package introduced in January was historical on many fronts. In the field of university research, the federal government has taken a nearly unprecedented turn for the worse by directly intervening in the allocation of graduate scholarships in a manner that is unwelcome and unscholarly. By interfering in the scholarship selection process, the Harper government has undermined the role of merit and peer-review.