I guess it all depends on how it will hit the ground. The budget was very clear about the priority being given to projects that build research capacity or something to that effect. To me, that doesn't include teaching. It can be interpreted to exclude teaching investments. That's a concern for us. So when it does hit the ground, we want to make sure that labs aren't the only things benefiting from the infrastructure funding in the budget, and that classrooms and other teaching-related facilities get that funding. I hope it plays out that way. I don't see the word “teaching” in the budget when it comes to priority items; I only see “research”. That's a significant concern for us.
On February 23rd, 2009. See this statement in context.