Additional funding for universities key to ensure Canada's
competitiveness on world stage
MONTREAL, Feb. 11, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - McGill University applauds the
Government of Canada's commitment to increase funding for university
research, as announced today as part of Finance Minister Jim Flaherty's
budget. In particular, McGill welcomes the creation of the Canada First
Research Excellence Fund.
"The creation of the Canada First Research Excellence Fund strengthens
the ability of Canadian universities to be global leaders in research
and innovation", said Prof. Suzanne Fortier, Principal and
Vice-Chancellor of McGill University. "It adds significantly to
previous investments in research excellence."
Principal Fortier also welcomes the additional investments in the three
federal granting agencies, as well as the measures aimed at student
support, internships, graduate and industrial training.
"The government's increased investment in internships is a 'win-win-win'
for students, Canadian employers and universities," she added. "In
addition to providing students with valuable work experience and a new
environment in which to apply their learning, student internships are
one of the best ways to increase knowledge exchange between
universities and organizations."
SOURCE: McGill University
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