Scientists urge Ottawa to boost grant funding so researchers can earn ‘living wage’

Canadian scientists are urging the federal government to boost its funding for scientific grants so that post-doctorate students and researchers are being paid a “living wage.” In a demonstration on Parliament Hill on Thursday, roughly 100 students and researchers unfurled a 60-metre-long open letter with 7,100 signatures calling on the Liberals to increase the amount of money it gives out in science and research grants in order to keep up with the pace of inflation since 2003. That’s when organizers said the amount of funding was last updated… (A Connolly, Global News:globalnews.ca)

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