Sunday, June 24, 2012

Government recognizes contributions of Canadian government scientist

Too bad it's not the Canadian government! "China Bestows Rare Honour on Canadian Agricultural Scientist."
The Baicheng Academy of Agricultural Sciences is honouring Government of Canada agricultural scientist Dr. Vernon Burrows for his achievements in improving food security, his innovations in oat breeding science and his outstanding contribution to the friendship between Canada and China. A bronze bust of Dr. Burrows was unveiled today at the China-Canada Agricultural Science and Technology Forum in Baicheng, Jilin Province, China.
Not that we would want to give the Harper Government™ any bright ideas about starting up with bronze bust deployment across the country, Lord knows what we'd end up with.

It is, however, nice to see news of a Canadian scientist being celebrated rather than muzzled or shadowed.