Check out this opinion piece about how investing in science and innovation will help prepare us for global crises!
“The pandemic has highlighted that our best option to combat future global crises is to invest broadly in research.
As Matt Damon’s character in the movie The Martian exclaims when he finds himself abandoned on Mars: “In the face of overwhelming odds, I have only one option … I’m going to … science the shit out of this.”
As scientists, we see many examples of how evidence stemming from research is the key to solving major problems. Thankfully, our government supports this view with the new Standing Committee on Science and Research and the appointment of Canada’s Chief Science Advisor. These changes mean research findings are now incorporated into evidence-informed policy decisions. Canada has an outstanding community of scientists to provide such evidence. In fact, Canadian researchers punch above their weight in the impact of our research globally.”
Read the full article here.