Fundamental research is anything but basic | Julia Boughner in University Affairs

by Graham H. Cox last modified 2019-06-12T11:42:58-04:00
"Perhaps scientists are spurred by feelings of shame that fundamental research doesn’t conform to corporatized university models here in Canada and abroad favouring rapidly translatable results that satisfy profit-driven ideals of efficiency and success. Or, maybe, we fear that by advocating for fundamental research, we won’t attract government subsidies or be able to justify taxpayers’ returns on investments, all within a short election cycle. Maybe there are other reasons, too."
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