25 September 2015
Dear CSMB Member,
As we enter the final stretch of the 2015 Election Campaign it is time
to make Science Funding a National Priority.
While the public is talking about the "muzzling of science"
(see recent Maclean's
Poll ) the crisis in funding for basic discovery science remains
low on the political radar. Decreased success rates combined with reforms
to grant competitions at CIHR and NSERC have led to a tipping point where
laboratories across Canada are being forced to shut down or downsize. Without
increased and predictable support for discovery research, Canada will lose its
next generation of researchers and the ideas that will enable progress in
research and its applications in biotechnology and in medicine.
Let's make Discovery Science a National Priority!
- Talk to Your Local
CSMB is a member of Research Canada, our lobbying arm, who has set a goal
of doubling the CIHR budget (see Research Canada's Election Primer for more information).
Is this an outrageous ask in these economic times? NO IT ISN'T.
It is important to get the message out that research in
Canada is in crisis. We need increased funding for discovery
research in Canada. Ask your candidates:
Does your party support doubling the
CIHR and NSERC budget to support increased investments in discovery research?
- #MakeScienceMatter #elxn42 - Lets work
together to get#MakeScienceMatter trending on Twitter
- CSMB Petition - Stay tuned for
when we launch a petition to increase support of basic discovery
SPREAD THE WORD - Make Support for Science a National Priority
regardless of political party.
Canadian Society for Molecular Biosciences (CSMB)