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Finance committee  Maybe I misspoke because our student body is 15% international.

June 2nd, 2020Committee meeting

Alan Shepard

Finance committee  It's not 50%. We've planned a couple of things. One is that we acknowledge that they may not be able to get here physically until January, and the government is working with all universities around how we might start study permits for them in September in their home countries. K

June 2nd, 2020Committee meeting

Alan Shepard

Finance committee  Thank you for the opportunity to be here today. On infrastructure, we know that university campuses from coast to coast—all the coasts—need to continue to build their infrastructure over time. You can't just let the place fall apart and become run down. There are going to be mom

June 2nd, 2020Committee meeting

Alan Shepard

Finance committee  I keep thinking there's a Nobel Prize in it for whatever team either figures out the vaccine or the cocktail of drugs that neutralizes the virus, as it may be. About a year ago—not even quite a year ago—we launched a new level three biohazard lab here at the university. Little d

June 2nd, 2020Committee meeting

Alan Shepard

Finance committee  Thank you, Mr. Easter. Good afternoon, everyone, and thank you for this opportunity to comment on the effects of the pandemic at Western and across our sector. I want to thank the Government of Canada for its leadership in responding to the pandemic, and I'd like to thank my lo

June 2nd, 2020Committee meeting

Alan Shepard

Finance committee  First, I would say that across Canada the students were actually on this before the faculty and staff were, and they have often been the leaders in this work. Second, basic fundamental research on climate change has been going on for a long time. It is funded federally, as well

February 4th, 2020Committee meeting

Alan Shepard

Finance committee  It's more about the ways, the strategies and incentives we have to get things out the door. We need incentives to move people from the research they're doing in their labs to the marketplace. That has always been a gulf that needs to be closed.

February 4th, 2020Committee meeting

Alan Shepard

Finance committee  Thank you.

February 4th, 2020Committee meeting

Alan Shepard

Finance committee  Good afternoon, Mr. Chair and distinguished members of the Standing Committee on Finance. Thank you for the opportunity. From the perspective of Western University in London, I want to start by stating that we appreciated yesterday's presentation to this committee by the Honour

February 4th, 2020Committee meeting

Alan Shepard