The grass is always greener: Cdn vs. US research environments

Other blogs (here and here) have discussed the loss of science capacity in Canada as total funding declines, funding success rates take a nosedive, and researchers leave for greener pastures. But is there more to this decline than just loss of funding, and what can we do about it?

Having spent the past few weeks working at a US university, I've gained a new perspective on the differences between Canadian and US science. Most of it seems to have to do with budgets and thinking big – both of which stem directly from government support for, and reliance on, science.

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