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En mai 2019, le CCR a organisé un sommet : «Ce que nous a dit la communauté des sciences et de la recherche du Canada : la voie à suivre»
CCR Summit: What’s needed and what’s next for Canada’s research community: A summit for scientists/researchers working in or outside of academia.
May 6-7, 2019 – Hilton Garden Inn, Ottawa
Powerpoint Presentations and Summary available below.
The Canadian Consortium for Research (CCR), in collaboration with the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA), was pleased to host a 2-day Summit – What’s needed and what’s next for Canada’s research community: A summit for scientists/researchers working in or outside of academia. Dr. David Naylor, Chair of the panel convened to review fundamental science in Canada, kicked off the Summit with a Keynote Address and Townhall Discussion on the state of fundamental science in Canada. Delegates then participated in break out sessions focused on the academic work environment, training our next generation for careers outside of academia, and impact/outcome measures in academia and science. The afternoon of the second day was devoted to a meeting of the psychology-specific attendees only.
Dr. David Naylor: Chair, Fundamental Science Review Panel
Dr. James Compton, CAUT Past President
The CCR continues to meet with MPs to discuss its recommendations for budget 2015 and current/future issues facing the research community. MPs with whom meetings were most recently held include:
• MP Ted Hsu
• MP Kennedy Stewart
In the aftermath of the recent shooting on Parliament Hill and loss of Canadian Armed Forces soldiers there and in Quebec, the Canadian Consortium for Research extends its thoughts to those impacted by these tragic events.
Ottawa, August 2014 –
With 19 member organizations, the Canadian Consortium for Research (CCR) represents more than
50,000 researchers and 500,000 students across disciplines (http://en.ccr-ccr.ca/). In this capacity, it is the
largest advocacy coalition in Canada, focusing on research funding in all disciplines and support for post-secondary education.
The CCR recognizes that the federal government has continued to make investments in research
infrastructures, internships, as well as in Canada’s federal granting councils in past years. We look
forward to further details about the Canada First Research Excellence Fund, which we anticipate will be
accessible to all post-secondary institutions across Canada, based on a peer-review process by the
We appreciate that in a time of fiscal constraint, increases in research funding may have been seen as
challenging; necessitating a number of years of austerity for the research community, particularly
individual researchers who have seen base funding for the granting councils decrease when adjusted for
inflation. As we enter a surplus budget, increased investments in core funding for research, students and
infrastructure are required to ensure program growth and to position Canada competitively in the
international research landscape.
These investments will contribute to more and better-paying jobs, new inventions and patents, increased
productivity, increased government revenues over the medium- to long-term and an increased standard
of living for Canadians. They will also help to secure Canada’s place as an international work destination
for the next generation of researchers. For these reasons, the CCR submits the following
recommendations for further investments in these areas as part of the 2015 Budget:
The CCR’s recommendations address four of the six key themes identified by the House of Commons
Standing Committee on Finance:
Click here for the full submission: CCR_pre-budget_submission_July2014_v10_Final.pdf
Ottawa, June 06, 2014 –
The House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance has launched its pre-budget consultation process, and is inviting Canadians to participate. A report on the 2014 consultations will be tabled in the House of Commons prior to the December 2014 parliamentary adjournment. Suggestions made by Canadians and the pre-budget report compiled by the Committee will be considered by the Minister of Finance in the development of the 2015 federal budget.
“I am very pleased to be announcing the 2014 pre-budget consultations,” said Mr. James Rajotte, M.P. for Edmonton-Leduc and Chair of the House Finance Committee. “The Committee encourages the input of Canadians in this process, and invites individuals to provide a written submission with their proposals for the forthcoming budget.”
The CCR wishes to congratulate the Honourable Ed Holder on his recent appointment as Minister of State (Science and Technology). The CCR looks forward to working with the new Minister to address issues related to research in Canada.
Résumé des enjeux et recommandations