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Vice-President of Research & Innovation to report on Strategic Research Plan

Interested in learning more about the feedback from the York community with respect to the new Strategic Research Plan?  Want to learn more about the draft themes describing the scope of research at York?

Join Vice-President Research & Innovation Robert Haché for an open forum to learn more about the development of the University’s Strategic Research Plan 2013 – 2018.  During the Open Forum, Haché will be reporting back to the community about the feedback from the consultations to date, as well as initiating a discussion of draft themes describing the scope of research at York.

Robert Haché 

“I am pleased to report that we have engaged almost 1100 members of the York community in the Strategic Research Plan consultations to date.  This open forum will provide an opportunity for us to share some of the feedback that we have received and to seek new input from the community on the draft themes aiming to describe the scope of research at York,” said Haché.  “We will be seeking input and feedback from the York community in helping to refine the draft themes as we continue to work towards the development of the new Strategic Research Plan, which will shape the future of York research over the next five years.”

The open forum will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 20 from 10 am to 12 pm in the Senate Chamber, N940, Ross Building.  The audience will have an opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback on the draft themes and development of the new plan.  All students, faculty, and staff are welcome.  To RSVP for this event, click here.

Haché will be joined by the Strategic Research Plan facilitators: Gary Miller, instructor in the MBA Program at the Schulich School of Business, as well as at the Schulich Executive Education Centre and Celia Haig-Brown, professor in the Faculty of Education.

The open forum will also be available via webcast on the Strategic Research Plan website, or questions can be sent in advance by clicking here and via Twitter using the hashtag #yuresearchplan.

Republished courtesy of YFile– York University’s daily e-bulletin.

VPRI seeks input from researchers on new strategic research plan

The Office of the Vice-President Research & Innovation (VPRI) is launching a consultation process to seek input from the York University research community on the development of a new strategic research plan for 2013-2018.  The launch of the consultation process was announced in Senate on Thursday.

VPRI will be advised in the consultation process by a Strategic Research Plan Advisory Committee comprised of individuals from the University and community, whose membership will be announced shortly. The goal is to engage the community in a discussion of goals and values to provide shape to a strategic research plan that will set the vision for the continuing development of research at York for the next several years. The expectation is to provide the community with a draft of the plan before the end of 2012, with a final version going to Senate for approval in spring 2013.

“The establishment of a new strategic research plan will help to advance research intensification broadly at York and identify areas of opportunity for growth and development,” said Robert Haché (left), vice-president research & innovation. “The plan will help to foster the support of research excellence across the University while providing a strategic framework for driving our research reputation forward in areas of opportunity.”

In order to create a document with the broadest possible support, VPRI is inviting all members of the York community to contribute to the development of the strategic research plan by sharing their points of view throughout the consultation and development process.  The University community is invited to participate in workshops, focus groups, town hall meetings and other events being organized or through an online form that is available here.

Through an extensive process of broadly-based consultations, VPRI will arrive at a plan that sets well-defined goals within an aspirational vision that is strongly supported by the University academic community, as represented by Senate.

The goals of the strategic research plan consultation process are:

  • To engage in a collaborative, University-building exercise that articulates a clear valuation and appreciation of research at York and its integration into all aspects of the fabric of the University;
  • To build a strong, broadly accepted aspirational vision for the development of research based on a comprehensive consultation process with the University community and external stakeholders;
  • To appropriately identify and articulate areas of opportunity in the strategic development of research across the institution.

Haché, in collaboration with the Strategic Research Plan Advisory Committee, invites all members of the community to be an engaged part of a comprehensive consultation process that will help York University continue to move forward in research excellence and scholarship.

For more information, click here.

Republished courtesy of YFile– York University’s daily e-bulletin.