Media Statement June 18th 2014
Andrew Weaver 2014 Highly Cited Scientist
For Immediate Release
Victoria B.C. – Dr. Andrew Weaver is honoured to be noted as one of the world’s most highly cited scientists of 2014 in a report issued today by Thomson Reuters.
Highly Cited Researchers 2014 represents some of world’s leading scientific minds. Over three thousand researchers earned the distinction by writing the greatest numbers of reports officially designated by Essential Science Indicators℠ as Highly Cited Papers—ranking among the top 1% most cited for their subject field and year of publication, earning them the mark of exceptional impact. www.highlycited.com
Dr. Weaver is the only Canadian out of 159 globally to receive this distinction in the broad field of geoscience, and shares this important accolade with 91 Canadian scientists researching in fields ranging from Agriculture to Space. A total of 3,215 scientists and researchers were listed worldwide in the 2014 report.
Federal funding for scientific and academic research in Canada has been significantly restricted since the Conservative government came to power. It is also a more challenging environment for private and philanthropic funding. This at a time when it is more important than ever to have thorough independent research and analysis inform policy on a wide range of issues.
“This is a profound honour, and I wish to extend congratulations to all the scientists and researchers who have been noted today, especially those in Canada” said Andrew Weaver. “Ironically this comes in a week where the Prime Minister is trumping science as the reasoning for approving the Northern Gateway project. This from a government which has slashed funding for research, muzzled federal researchers from speaking publicly and closing vital libraries”
The full list of Highly Cited Researchers 2014 can be found here:
Mat Wright – Press Secretary Andrew Weaver MLA
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