Summary of PAGSE submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance (2004)

The Partnership Group for Science and Engineering (PAGSE) is a cooperative association of more than 20 national organizations in science and engineering, representing some 50,000 individuals from industry, academia and government sectors. It was formed in June 1995 at the invitation of the Academy of Science of the Royal Society of Canada. On behalf of its members, PAGSE addresses issues concerning the nature, importance and benefits of science and engineering to Canadians, and promotes greater understanding by decision-makers of the role of Science and Technology (S&T) in Canada's prosperity.

PAGSE has sent its brief to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance. The theme of this year's submission is "Building Capacity for Innovation". Recommendations include (1) support for the office of the National Science Advisor, (2) improvement of federal S&T capacity and cross-sectoral research cooperation (government/external partnerships), (3) financially strengthening the capacity of the granting agencies to maintain a long-term perspective, (4) strengthening and coordinating logistic support for scientific research in remote areas in Canada, (5) capacity for commercialisation and (6) measures to encourage young Canadians to undertake graduate and post-graduate training in science and engineering. Only the recommendations are presented here: please see for the full document.

Recommendation 1:

Note that the second part of this recommendation was also put forward in last year's PAGSE brief, and was implemented just two weeks after the present submission.

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Summary of PAGSE submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance (2004)
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