02 March 2010

A knowledge economy, indeed

Finance minister Tom Marshall, in mid-February 2010:

“Now we have to benefit from new industry, benefit from the knowledge economy, the innovation economy.”

Sure, Tom:

A spending freeze on funding for graduate students at Memorial University of Newfoundland is expected to affect hundreds of professors and students.

The university's administration is freezing funding for new graduate students, starting fall 2010 because the university's School of Graduate Studies is running a deficit.