Research Office Goals

Build on Our Current Strengths
  1. Recruit, integrate, mentor and retain world-class researchers, learners and staff in areas of strategic priority

  2. Expand joint recruitment initiatives with affiliated research institutes and other faculties

  3. Develop major team and infrastructure grants aligned with these priorities

  4. Coordinate research prize and award nominations for a diverse pool of candidates

Advance Our Emerging Research Priorities
  1. Advance emerging research areas identified as top priorities in our broad consultation, including medical artificial intelligence and Indigenous health
  2. Identify additional areas of importance to human health and prioritize them based on available resources, national/international standing in the field, critical mass of expertise/ leadership, access to unique resources/infrastructure and available funding programs (community, provincial, federal, global)
Enhance Our World-Class Collaborative Research Environment 
  1. Support research programs/initiatives that foster interdisciplinary and inter-institutional collaborations
  2. Integrate and align strategic priorities, resource allocation and process optimization across basic science departments, clinical departments and affiliated hospital research institutes
  3. Expand our dynamic, inclusive and enriching research environment for students, faculty and staff
  4. Enhance research development and administrative support through optimization and harmonization of processes and elimination of barriers to research progress
Grow Our State-of-the-Art Research Infrastructure
  1. Develop cutting-edge and sustainable new research space to support the growth and expansion of our diverse research programs and initiatives
  2. Optimize and retrofit existing research space and infrastructure
  3. Expand support for core facilities to ensure access to state-of-the-art equipment, technology and expertise
  4. Lead the expansion of city-wide core facilities and linking of infrastructure through virtual cores for optimal usage and accessibility
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