Create a Canada Research Chairs (CRC) Program for Colleges

Question:How can colleges play a larger role in the innovation ecosystem?
on 09/04/2016

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Colleges have very limited access to funds that could support full-time, dedicated researchers. In particular, we do not have access to the CRC program. This exclusion ensures that very few colleges have dedicated, full-time researchers and this makes it very difficult for applied research to become firmly embedded at colleges. We recommend the piloting of a “Canada Research Chairs for Colleges" Program. This would provide a focal point for capacity-building and would represent a key step toward unleashing the innovation potential of Canada’s research intensive colleges.

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