Spending Freely on Research, Canada Reverses Brain Drain

A national strategy, including billions of dollars in grants, draws top talent from around the globe

Susan Tusa

Frederick Roth left Harvard Medical School for the U. of Toronto as one of 19 winners of $10-million Canada Excellence Research Chairs.
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In the mid-1990s, higher-education officials in Canada warned of the consequences of government cuts in research funds and an exodus of academic talent.

Today, amid intensifying global competition for the best and brightest, Canada is on a roll...

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