Research intensity – the percentage of GDP a country spends on R&D – is the traditional indicator that policy-makers use to assess the vitality...Read More Shifting the innovation conversation to prosperity
Over the past year, “truth” has taken a serious beating — and so have “facts,” “evidence” and “science.” We seem to be swimming in...Read More In 2017, let’s take back science! Column by Timothy Caulfield
To hear Tesla founder Elon Musk and his electric vehicle disciples tell it, our personal transportation future is dazzling. In their world, internal combustion...Read More Making electric vehicles happen in Canada
If the federal government’s plans for a new infrastructure bank work out, bridges, transit lines and hospitals across Canada will soon be built using...Read More Could private investment build better social programs?
The Toronto Star and the Canadian Broadcast Corporation recently released a series that highlighted the serious challenges facing our national, provincial and local police...Read More Canadians’ security and privacy don’t need to be at odds
Popular culture is filled with science-free noise about vaccines. And much of the noise is aimed directly at parents. From Donald Trump’s nasty anti-vax...Read More Timothy Caulfield: Vaccines work and “natural” alternatives are bunk!
Imagine putting months of work into an article to have it read by only 10 people. This is the situation in much of academia...Read More Why more academics should engage with the media
One of Prime Minister Trudeau’s many commitments at the COP21 climate conference held in Paris in December 2015 was to meet Canada’s intended nationally determined...Read More How one province met Canada’s 2030 emissions reduction target