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New Research Chairs Mean Brain Gain for Universities

Science  06 Dec 2002:
Vol. 298, Issue 5600, pp. 1879
DOI: 10.1126/science.298.5600.1879

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OTTAWA-- A national program to hire 2000 senior scientists and rising stars is luring top foreign talent to Canada--including some expatriates. Officials say they aren't surprised that the program is finally attracting large numbers of scientists from abroad. After initially using the new positions to retain key talent, university recruiters roamed the world, homing in on designated fields.