Table 2
Source of funds and by major field of science, 2007/2008

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Source of funds and by major field of science, 2007/2008
  Social sciences and humanities 1 Health sciences 2 Other natural sciences and engineering 3 Total
2002 constant dollars 4 Current dollars 2002 constant dollars 4 Current dollars 2002 constant dollars 4 Current dollars 2002 constant dollars 4 Current dollars
  millions of dollars
Total 1,771.6 2,062.2 3,448.1 4,013.6 3,532.2 4,111.5 8,752.0 10,187.3
Federal government 384.8 447.9 871.8 1,014.8 1,080.3 1,257.5 2,336.9 2,720.2
Provincial governments 177.7 206.8 266.5 310.2 444.2 517.0 888.3 1,034.0
Business enterprise 31.4 36.5 327.7 381.4 388.5 452.2 747.5 870.1
Higher education 1,036.1 1,206.0 1,470.7 1,711.9 1,422.9 1,656.2 3,929.6 4,574.1
Private non-profit organizations 141.7 164.9 477.3 555.6 145.4 169.2 764.3 889.7
Foreign 0.0 0.0 34.0 39.6 51.1 59.5 85.1 99.1
1.
Social sciences and humanities embrace all disciplines involving the study of human actions and conditions and the social, economic and institutional mechanisms affecting humans. Included are such disciplines as anthropology, business administration and commerce, communications, criminology, demography, economics, geography, history, languages, literature and linguistics, law, library science, philosophy, political sciences, psychology, religious studies, social work, sociology, and urban and regional studies.
2.
Health sciences consist of programmes directed towards the protection and improvement of human health.
3.
Other natural sciences and engineering consist of disciplines, other than health sciences, concerned with understanding, exploring, developing or utilizing the natural world. Included are engineering, mathematical and physical sciences.
4.
CANSIM, table 384-0036.