Thursday, January 29, 2009

Nothing for Genome Canada

Budget 2009: A very dark day for big science by Dale Kirby, Macleans OnCampus, January 29, 2009. News item about an article: Budget erases funding for key science agency by Carolyn Abraham, The Globe and Mail, January 29, 2009. Excerpts from the article:
For the first time in nine years, Genome Canada, a non-profit non-governmental funding organization, was not mentioned in the federal budget and saw its annual cash injection from Ottawa - $140-million last year - disappear.
"We got nothing, nothing, and we don't know why," said a stunned Martin Godbout, Genome Canada president and CEO. "We're devastated."
The news spread like a virus through the research community yesterday as the country's top scientists wondered whether the oversight was a mistake. ...
Genome Canada is a pivotal member of the Cancer Stem Cell Consortium (CSCC).


  1. See also: Genome Canada head questions lack of funds in budget by Paul Jay and Amina Zafar, January 29, 2009.

  2. Another news item: No funds for Genome Canada? Elie Dolgin, The Scientist NewsBlog, January 29, 2009.