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How Canadian science is helping to support Ukrainian researchers

Jun 1, 2022

In this special focusing on Canadian efforts to support Ukrainian science, Science & Policy Exchange interviews Dr. Brokoslaw Laschowski, national coordinator for Canada of the #ScienceforUkraine initiative. Dr. Laschowski details how the initiative is pairing Ukrainian researchers with opportunities abroad and how the website is amalgamating resources to help support these researchers both remotely and outside Ukraine. Next we talk to Sarah Overington, Director of Science and Engineering Promotion at the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) about the Special Response Fund for Trainees (Ukraine) and how interested Ukrainians researchers can find a sponsoring grantee. Finally, we chat with three students working for the University of Toronto through the Science For Ukraine initiative – Alex Tsepa, Roman Burakov, and Dmytro Kuzmenko – about how the war has affected their research, their experiences coming to Canada, and thoughts on the war and its effect on the scientific relationship between Ukraine and Canada.

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