Op-ed: Good news for women and good news for science in Canada – UM Today

by ahnationtalk on March 8, 2018191 Views

March 7, 2018 —

The following is an op-ed written by Janice Dodd, professor and head of the department of physiology and pathophysiology in the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, and professor of women’s and gender studies in the Faculty of Arts. This article was originally published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Mar. 7, 2018.

Considerable attention has been paid since last week to the Federal Budget 2018 and its emphasis on women in leadership in the Canadian economy. It includes a pledge to subject all future government programs to a gender analysis before implementation. This is good news for women and good news for science in Canada.

The opportunity to hire young faculty with new ideas at Canadian universities has been dependent, to a great extent, on the Canada Research Chairs (CRC) program for almost 20 years. The program funds exceptional researchers by supporting both salary and research costs for their projects and state-of-the-art equipment for laboratories and field stations.

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