Richard Gordon, PhD
GET UPDATES FROM Richard Gordon, PhD
Dr. Richard Gordon is a theoretical biologist just retired from the University of Manitoba, was in biosystems engineering, botany, computer science, electrical and computer engineering, obstetrics and gynecology, pathology, physics, radiology and zoology, and has published on algal biofuels, breast cancer detection, diatom nanotechnology, embryo physics, grant systems, HIV/AIDS prevention and origin of life. He is now establishing the Embryogenesis Center at the Gulf Specimen Marine Laboratory.

Blog Entries by Richard Gordon, PhD

The Smart Way to Fund Academic Research

Posted January 11, 2012 | 10:51:21 (EST)

This is the final part of a three part series critically examining the academic research funding model in Canada. Part one outlined why the existing system wastes taxpayers' money and researchers' time. Part two discussed how the current system undermines innovation. This final part proposes some...

Read Post

The Innovation Gap in Canadian Academic Research

2 Comments | Posted December 11, 2011 | 00:50:16 (EST)

This part two of a three-part series co-authored by Johannes Wheeldon, PhD and Richard Gordon, PhD. The authors of the series have explored this issue from different angles elsewhere: Richard has demonstrated how the cost of rejecting a research grant now exceeds the cost of giving one for...

Read Post

Understanding Research Funding and Folly in Canada

2 Comments | Posted November 21, 2011 | 00:20:40 (EST)

This is the first in a three-part series co-authored by Johannes Wheeldon, PhD and Richard Gordon, PhD. The authors of the series have explored this issue from different angles elsewhere: Richard has demonstrated how the cost of rejecting a research grant now exceeds the cost of giving one...

Read Post