Ottawa Citizen	HomepageBy Tom Spears. Some spend more time writing grant proposals that working in the lab. Trained in biology, Roger Pierson often has an uncomfortable side job: Asking industry or charitable foundations for money to keep his university lab running.
He’s not alone as the business side of Canadian science evolves.
There was a time in the late 1900s when researchers would ask a big government agency for the cash to do a project, and either get the money or not. Groups like the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, or Canadian Institutes for Health Research, held the purse strings. More...