Advocacy

ACCRU is involved in various activities to foster and promote the research activities of Canada’s small- and intermediate-sized universities.  The Chair and other members of the Executive work together to ensure the interests of the membership are represented.

Fundamental Science Review Report

The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, launched an independent review of federal funding for fundamental science in June 2016. The review assessed the program machinery that is currently in place to support science and scientists in Canada. The scope of the review includes the three granting councils along with certain federally funded organizations such as the Canada Foundation for Innovation.

ACCRU welcomes the opportunity to participate in defining the future of our country’s research agenda.

Read more: ACCRU submission to RFSP

Following consultations with the research community and Canadians across the country, the Panel published the Report in April 2017.  Click here to read the report (English or Français).

Click here to read ACCRU’s response to the report.  (April 12, 2017)

Click here to read a brief press release in English or Français. (Sept 6, 2017)

Universities Canada has created a webpage showcasing their efforts to support the recommendations of the Fundamental Science Review panel.

Alliance of Canadian Comprehensive Research Universities