I hadn't noticed this:
"Insanity," claimed Albert Einstein, "is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results”. By that definition, the government's current budget plan for SSHRC scholarships is surely insane. Fully 100% of all new graduate funding in the social sciences is being restricted to "business-related degrees". Wait a minute. Wasn't it folks with business-related degrees who got us into this recession in the first place? Why support more of the same?I suppose it's a good thing that I'm outside my eligibility for SSHRC doctoral funding, but, seriously, WTF? It's not enough that the Liberal/Conservative coalition doesn't want to fund genetic research, now they don't want to fund anyone in any social science or humanities discipline, unless they're in a "business-related degree"? These people really don't seem to get that the only thing that can build Canada's economy for the future is getting a more educated, and better-educated, citizenry, which includes providing decent funding for graduate studies. Otherwise, people are going to leave the country to get their degrees -- and probably not come back.