ERIC Number: ED222094
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Proceedings of the Seminar on University Research in Jeopardy (April 2, 1980).
Science Council of Canada, Ottawa (Ontario).
Proceedings of a 1980 seminar on university research, sponsored by the Science Council of Canada, are presented. The increasing interest of the Canadian provinces in the direct support of university research was viewed favorably, but the general feeling was that the federal granting agencies must continue to play a leading role. A. N. Bourns illustrated in his opening remarks the need for a federal-provincial partnership in the support of university research by referring to the subject of major equipment and major installations. Andre Fortier addressed the question of partnership, using as an example the funding of university libraries. While agreeing that an increase in the level of research and development in the universities is a common objective, Gilles Julien noted that it is especially important that attention be focused on the environment for research. Donald Savage referred to the program of exchanges with China as an example of federal-provincial politics interfering with the development of effective programs. Regarding the matter of provincial support for research, D. B. Ogaranko noted that the Council of Ministers of Education is examining the methods and the effectiveness of provincial support for research. Rene Simard suggested that the Science Council Report 31, "University Research in Jeopardy: The Threat of Declining Enrolment," failed to deal with the causes underlying the present crisis in the universities. Comments of other participants made in the general discussion and concluding remarks by Leo Yaffee are also included. Recommendations of Report 31 and a seminar agenda are appended. (SW)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Science Council of Canada, Ottawa (Ontario).
Identifiers: Canada; Research Universities