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Strategic Research Plan consultation workshops underway

Strategic Research Plan consultation workshops underway

Workshops, accessible to all members of the York community are currently underway throughout October and into November across the Keele and Glendon campuses, to engage the research community in examining York’s core values with respect to research, probing researcher perceptions and seeking to prioritize commitments regarding the support of research.

Two workshops were recently held providing an opportunity for members of the York community to share their thoughts on the development of the new plan with vice-president research & innovation Robert Haché and the Strategic Research Plan facilitators, Celia Haig-Brown, professor, Faculty of Education and Gary Miller, instructor, Schulich School of Business MBA program and the Schulich Executive Education Centre.

“I am pleased that the York community is taking an active role in participating in the discussion about the development of the new Strategic Research Plan,” said Robert Haché (left), vice-president research & innovation.  “Their feedback is being heard and will be valuable in informing the plan. We are very much encouraging all community members to take part in the SRP consultations and conversations as we work towards the development of a new institutional plan, one that best supports and integrates the core research values and priorities of the entire York community.”

During the workshops, participants were asked to discuss the value that research brings to York and explore York’s competencies in key areas of research.

Among the comments resulting from the workshops were: the hope that the new Strategic Research Plan be inclusive, recognizing and capturing the wide variety of research being conducted and balancing both specific and overarching research focus areas, a desire for the plan to have some impact on hiring, resourcing, budget  and decision making, a recommendation to ensure graduate students and post-doctoral fellows research is encouraged, ensuring the plan addresses ways to better enable research at York, a suggestion that the plan encourage a more interest in research at all administrative levels at York, and an emphasis placed on collaborative research initiatives.

Meeting notes are accessible to the York community and can found on the Stategic Research Plan website by clicking on Meeting Notes and using a Passport York login. The next workshops will be held Oct. 16, 26 and Nov. 1. To register, click here.

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