cross-country tour: Last year, she told universities they need to up their game in nominating more women to existing jobs, according to Vancouver Courier. Duncan said that over the last decade young researchers have been hit hardest by budget cuts to science programs. Duncan is on a cross-country tour of universities this week to promote 210 million worth of funding promised in last winter's federal budget for the creation of 285 Canada Research Chair jobs.article continues below Trending Stories Vision Vancouver will not run a mayoral candidate for first time in party's history Update Innocent teen caught in crossfire of Saturday's shooting has died Vancouver keeps its standing on world's most liveable city podium Thermal imaging pilot project heats up She told The Canadian Press that she's calling on universities to find scientists in the early stages of their careers to nominate for most of the new positions. If I don't address this issue of underfunding for our early career researchers, where are we going to be in 10 to 15 years she said. Canada Research Chairs are funded for five to seven years, with grants of either 100,000 or 200,000 a year, to push the envelope on research in engineering, natural sciences, health sciences, humanities and social sciences. Duncan wants up to 250 of the 285 new jobs to go to early career researchers. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.
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