Section III – Supplementary Information

Agency Links to the Government of Canada Outcomes

All of NSERC’s program activities contribute to the achievement of the Government of Canada’s “Innovative and Knowledge-based Economy” outcome area (within the Economic Affairs cluster).

Table 7. Agency Links to the Government of Canada Outcomes


 
Expected Results
Planned Spending5
($ millions)
Alignment to Government of Canada Outcome Area
2008–09 2009–10 2010–11
Strategic Outcome #1 – People:
Highly skilled science and engineering professionals in Canada
1.1 Promote Science and Engineering Student interest in research in the sciences, math and engineering is encouraged.
6.3
6.3
6.3
Innovative and Knowledge-based Economy
1.2 Support Students and Fellows A supply of highly qualified people with leading-edge scientific and research skills for Canadian industry, government and universities.
146.2
146.7
146.7
Innovative and Knowledge-based Economy
1.3 Attract and Retain Faculty Enhanced research capacity in science and engineering.
167.7
167.7
167.7
Innovative and Knowledge-based Economy
Strategic Outcome #2 – Discovery:
High quality Canadian-based competitive research in the natural sciences and engineering
2.1 Fund Basic Research The discovery, innovation and training capability of university researchers in the natural sciences and engineering (NSE) is enhanced.
379.4
379.0
376.6
Innovative and Knowledge-based Economy
2.2 Support for Research Equipment and Major Resources The discovery, innovation and training capability of university researchers in the NSE is supported by the access to research equipment and major regional or national research facilities.
41.5
29.7
29.7
Innovative and Knowledge-based Economy
Strategic Outcome #3 – Innovation:
Productive use of new knowledge in the natural sciences and engineering
3.1 Fund Research in Strategic Areas Research and training in targeted and emerging areas of national importance is accelerated.
104.5
103.3
102.5
Innovative and Knowledge-based Economy
3.2 Fund University-Industry-Government Partnerships Mutually beneficial collaborations between the private sector and researchers in universities, resulting in industrial or economic benefits to Canada.
139.5
143.2
146.7
Innovative and Knowledge-based Economy
3.3 Support Commercialization The transfer of knowledge and technology residing in Canadian universities and colleges to the user sector is facilitated.
14.0
26.5
26.5
Innovative and Knowledge-based Economy
TOTAL  
999.1
1,002.4
1,002.7
 


5 Includes costs for administration of NSERC programs totalling $44.8 million in 2008-09.

The tables listed below are available on the Treasury Board Secretariat’s Web site at http://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/rpp/2008-2009/info/info-eng.asp:

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