Massive Hiring Plan Aimed at 'Brain Gain'

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Science  22 Oct 1999:
Vol. 286, Issue 5440, pp. 651-653
DOI: 10.1126/science.286.5440.651b

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OTTAWA-- Canadian universities will soon be turned loose on a massive shopping spree for scientific talent. Prime Minister Jean Chrétien last week unveiled a US$205 million program to create 2000 new research chairs, calling it a "plan for brain gain" aimed at reversing a flow of talent to the United States. University officials applaud the initiative, even if it derives more from a desire to outflank political foes than to strengthen academic research.