Share feedback on draft strategic research plan at open forum

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A new draft of York’s strategic research plan has been unveiled by the University’s vice-president research and innovation. 

The York community is invited to share feedback on the draft document at an open forum on Wednesday, March 8 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Dr. Robert Everett Senate Chambers (N940 Ross Building).  

“I welcome all faculty, staff and students to have their say and help shape a renewed vision for the future of York’s research enterprise,” said Vice-President Research and Innovation Amir Asif. “The University is at a threshold of research excellence and innovation intensification and every voice counts as York drives positive change.” 

Asif will present an overview of the draft plan and update the community on consultations to date that have broadly engaged the community and garnered support. Attendees will have the opportunity to provide input and ask questions. For those unable to attend in person, feedback will also be collected via an online submission form here.  

The strategic research plan contributes to the six priorities for action in the University Academic Plan (2020-2025) and charts a trajectory for York research and innovation over the next five years. It is used to align faculty, staff and students around a shared mission and acts as a guide for senior administration to make institutional decisions on research funding, infrastructure and services. 

The draft outlines York’s research strengths and identifies six areas of opportunity, including:  

  • Digital Cultures & Disruptive Technologies 
  • Healthy Communities, Equity & Wellbeing 
  • Climate Action for a Sustainable Planet 
  • Indigenous Futures 
  • Studies in Equity & Social Justice 
  • Catalyzing Inter & Transdisciplinary Research Opportunities  

The 2023-2028 Strategic Research Plan is planned to be released this summer subject to the approval of Senate.  

The draft plan is available on the Strategic Research Plan website.

To RSVP to this event, click here.