Strategic Research Plan (2018-2023)

VPRI seeks input from York community on Strategic Research Plan (2018-2023)

The Office of the Vice-President Research & Innovation (VPRI) is launching a consultation process to gain input from the York University research community on the development of a new Strategic Research Plan for 2018 to 2023 to replace the current plan reaching its endpoint in 2018.

The new plan will reflect on our progress over the last five years (2012-2018), and inform our ambitions for the next five years, building on past success and current excellence to pursue upcoming opportunities. VPRI will be advised in the consultation process leading to the new plan 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 refreshed 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 in early 2018, with a final version in spring 2018.

“Regular updating of York’s Strategic research plan is necessary to highlight excellence and maintain a focus on emerging opportunities for research, scholarship and creative activity as York continues to grow its research,” said Robert Haché, vice-president research & innovation. “The Strategic Research Plan helps to articulate and foster support research development across the University while providing a strategic framework for driving our research reputation forward in areas of opportunity.”

Seeking 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 refreshed Strategic Research Plan by sharing their points of view throughout the consultation and development process.  The University community is invited to participate in feedback sessions, town hall meetings and other events being organized or through an online feedback portal that is available here.

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

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.

Stay tuned for more detailed information about the Strategic Research Plan consultation launch and open forum.