Link: Researchers struggle as Ottawa scales back funding

Via the Globe and Mail:

“After federal funding dried up, one of Canada’s top researchers had to scramble to find private donations to continue an ambitious experiment that aims to identify children most at risk of developing serious cognitive and behavioural disorders.

At the same time, the researcher, McGill University’s Michael Meaney, was asked to establish a similar research program in Singapore, but with roughly eight times the government funding.

The contrast highlights the difficulties even the best Canadian scientists face as federal spending for research is scaled back in Canada but increases in other countries.”