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View Annick Papillon Profile
NDP (QC)
Thank you, Mr. Chair.
My thanks to the witnesses for joining us today. It's really nice to hear from you.
I have several questions to ask, so I will try to be brief, while touching on all the topics I want to discuss.
There is a lot of talk about the perennial issue of balance between basic research and applied research. As we know, we need applied research because it is a key component of science.
I would like to take the time to quote David Robinson, executive director of the Canadian Association of University Teachers. He said the following:
When it comes to supporting university-based research, the federal government has an unbalanced approach. [...] The government continues to miss the fact that real innovation and scientific advancements are driven by long-term basic research, not short-term market demands.
Do you think more investments are needed in basic research? If so, how should those investments be made? I would also like you to talk about the role of education and basic research in stimulating innovation.
I saw our guests smiling.
View Annick Papillon Profile
NDP (QC)
Could you tell us about some worthwhile models?
I have here the Mitacs record for 2013. According to what you told us earlier, you are now working in collaboration with 60 universities. But those 60 universities probably all have their own way of doing things. I see that, in 2013, the Université Laval was not one of your partners. However, the INRS was. That is a good model, especially when it comes to basic and applied research.
I was wondering whether the Université Laval is one of your partners now and, if not, why.
At the INRS, professors and researchers are often veritable jacks of all trades, as are the institute's students I know. You used the expression “back and forth” earlier. That aspect could be inspirational and useful.
View Annick Papillon Profile
NDP (QC)
View Annick Papillon Profile
NDP (QC)
Thank you, Mr. Chair.
My thanks to our witnesses for being here this morning.
I would like to start with Ms. Sullivan.
A number of experts said that it is difficult to connect university research with the needs of research and development companies. However, CEFRIO seems to have developed a level of expertise in the field. In your view, what solutions could Canada develop on a larger scale?
View Annick Papillon Profile
NDP (QC)
Yes, I will give you the floor afterwards, Ms. Dubé.
View Annick Papillon Profile
NDP (QC)
Ms. Sullivan, must our universities provide better incentives to researchers for commercialization?
View Annick Papillon Profile
NDP (QC)
Thank you.
Ms. Dubé, I see that you want to respond to those comments.
View Annick Papillon Profile
NDP (QC)
I find that interesting. Since you are from my riding, I would like to take this opportunity to find out more about how CEFRIO is funded.
Do you receive money from federal programs? How can the federal government help you more?
View Annick Papillon Profile
NDP (QC)
Yes, that could be a partner. I find it very interesting that you are raising this point today.
Ms. Dubé, in your PowerPoint presentation, you indicated that the cost of access to the Internet and to cellular networks was too high and was affecting Canada's economic vitality.
How does Canada compare to the rest of the world in that respect?
View Annick Papillon Profile
NDP (QC)
Since it is a matter of changing our way of thinking, I would like to direct the question to others, so that they can share their ideas with us as well.
View Annick Papillon Profile
NDP (QC)
View Annick Papillon Profile
NDP (QC)
Thank you, Mr. Chair.
It is a pleasure to welcome a Quebec company to Ottawa. Thank you for coming to meet with us, Mr. Simard. I have a few questions for you.
In describing your company's vision, your website says:
Technologies become useless, capital dwindles and competitive advantages slowly disappear, but the right people will always allow an organization to excel, reinvent itself and survive change. Instead of putting a spoke in their wheels, we think businesses should offer people the freedom and the environment to enable them to reach their full potential.
Are Canadian companies a little too conservative when it comes to reinventing themselves? If so, what is the mindshift we need to happen here?
View Annick Papillon Profile
NDP (QC)
What are the main obstacles that a company like yours might face when it's trying to implement new technologies?
View Annick Papillon Profile
NDP (QC)
If you could ask the federal government to adopt a single measure to help your business excel in new technologies and innovation, what would it be?
View Annick Papillon Profile
NDP (QC)
I would also like to address the issue of the growing number of business incubators in the area of new technologies. What do you think are the positive and negative aspects of that kind of development?
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