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CAUT Bulletin Archives

September 2002

Peer Review Taken to Task

In response to criticisms of Canada's system of awarding research grants through a peer review process, CAUT has established a task force on peer review, chaired by CAUT past-president Tom Booth.

Booth, who heads the botany department at the University of Manitoba, said decisions about research grant applications "must be made by colleagues through a peer appraisal process. Our task force will be looking at that process and at ways it can be strengthened and improved."

Other members of the task force are Daniel Guitton, professor of neurology and neurosurgery at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, McGill University; Ernest Redekop, retired professor of English and former president of the University of Western Ontario Faculty Association; Enakshi Dua, associate professor, school of women's studies, York University; and Léonard Goguen, faculty of education, Université de Moncton.