A brief note: here’s what the Minister of Enterprise & Advanced Education Thomas Lukaszuk had to say earlier this week in Chicago, by way of offering reassurance to Alberta’s academics:
“There is a fear that Government somehow will set priorities of research. Again, that’s not necessarily the case. I think it’ll be Alberta and what the market dictates that will dictate what research will be taking place.”
We stand reassured that the Market and not the Government will dictate the Research to be Dictated.
You can also hear what he has to say about the Research Institute that will be “rolled out” in the next few months. (Pssst: It’ll make us just like Harvard or MIT.)