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Vice-president research & innovation to host open forum

Vice-president research & innovation to host open forum

Are you interested in having a say about the development of York’s new strategic research plan? 

Join Vice-President Research & Innovation Robert Haché for an open forum to launch the consultation process for the University’s Strategic Research Plan 2013 – 2018.

“The open forum will provide an opportunity for members of the York community to participate in the conversation as we work towards becoming a more recognized research-intensive university through the development of this new plan,” said Haché.

Robert Haché

“York has a strong history of showcasing research excellence through the integration of collaborative and interdisciplinary models of research," he said. "We have built a solid basis for future growth and development and we look forward to hearing from all members of the York community, as we fully articulate our  collective ambitions for York research over the next five years.”

The open forum will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 11, from 1 to 3 pm in the Senate Chamber, N940, Ross Building.  The purpose of the open forum is to discuss the goals, values and objectives that will help shape the continued development of research at York over the next five years and learn more about the rollout of the consultation process and upcoming workshops.  In addition, the audience will have an opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback on the scope of research at York.  All students, faculty, and staff are welcome.  To RSVP for this event, click here.

Haché will be joined by York’s President and Vice-Chancellor Mamdouh Shoukri, members of the Strategic Research Plan Advisory Committee and 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 mandate of the Strategic Research Plan Advisory Committee is to advise the vice-president research & innovation on all aspects of the consultation with the York Community and in the development of the plan, which will articulate a vision and aspiration for York research over the next five years. The goal is to provide regular updates to the community on the progress of the consultation and development of the plan working towards a completed plan in the spring of 2013.

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.