Developing a New Strategic Research Plan for the University of Toronto

The University of Toronto is committed to supporting excellence in research and innovation across our three campuses and with our community partners.
 
The University’s current Strategic Research Plan (SRP) has been in place since 2012 and ends in 2017. The SRP is a key document that reflects the breadth of U of T research within a flexible framework that identifies broad thematic research areas and expresses our core commitment to research excellence. It also provides direction for how to support university scholarship by identifying strategic objectives and enabling actions. The SRP is meant to provide support and direction but not limit divisional research priorities.
 
During March-May 2017, the Vice-President, Research & Innovation conducted the first round of consultations with members of the University community on the development of a new SRP to cover the coming 5-year period. Thank you for participating in this process through the town hall and divisional meetings held across our three campuses and through our online survey. A draft document will be produced in early fall 2017 for a second round of consultations and revisions, followed by presentation to University governance in early 2018.
Our engagement in an SRP consultation process allows us to identify the priorities and actions that will enable U of T to increase our research excellence and capacity; strengthen linkages between research, education and training; encourage and build strategic relationships; and identify opportunities to increase the impact of our research and innovations locally, regionally and globally. The University’s Research Advisory Board continues to provide their guidance, input and feedback, as well as critical leadership in the consultation process with the academic divisions.
 
Your ideas are a very important part of the strategic research planning process.  Although the first round of consultations has come to a close, you can still provide input by sending an email with your thoughts and ideas to vpri.reports@utoronto.ca.

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