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Summary of NSERC 2020 consultations

NSERC is developing a strategic plan that will help position us as a vital contributor to Canada's future prosperity over the next five years: NSERC 2020 Strategic Plan 2015-20. This draft plan captures the discussions we had in 2014 with members of the academic community, associations, government officials and businesses. It also incorporates the feedback from our Council members, a special Steering Committee and staff.

The result is a well-positioned vision for NSERC in 2020 “to be a global leader in strengthening the dynamic between discovery and innovation for the societal and economic benefit of Canada.”

Our vision is founded on people, the lifeblood of discovery and innovation, and on achieving four strategic goals:

  1. Fostering a science culture in Canada.
  2. Building a diversified and competitive research base.
  3. Strengthening the dynamic between discovery and innovation.
  4. Going global.

Your Feedback

Thank you to all those who have submitted feedback on the NSERC 2020 Strategic Plan, either through the online survey or in person at one of the 2020 consultation sessions.

A report summarizing key themes from the consultations and next steps for NSERC is now available.