08 December 2009

Auditor General's Report on Research

The Auditor General conducted a value-for-money audit on the Ontario Research Fund, and among the recommendations is more focus on applied research. Of note is CONII, singled out in the last budget for expansion, which is listed as a model for applied research. Colleges' closeness to industry and ability to leverage private sector contributions fosters more direct business expenditures on R&D. GBC's focus on grads who not only get the job, but get the job done, is a key differentiator of the College applied research advantage.

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