Faculty of Health Sciences

Strategic Research Planning

The Faculty of Health Sciences is excited to be embarking upon a Strategic Research Planning Process. This is an exciting opportunity to articulate an overall strategic vision for research excellence across the Faculty of Health Sciences, to contemplate our shared research goals, challenges, and priorities for the coming years. It is my hope that we will create a document that balances specificity with ideas that are simultaneously focused and inclusive.

As part of the strategic planning process, we will be hosting a number of focus group sessions that will allow stakeholders to provide their thoughts on the state of research in the faculty and share ideas for shaping the future of our research strategy. Faculty members are encouraged to attend one of the session listed below.

FHS Focus Group Dates and Times

Light refreshments will be provided at each session. Please feel free to bring your lunch to sessions taking place over the noon hour.

Areas for Discussion

During the sessions, we will address the following topics, in addition to any items that come up during conversation. Please give some thought to these questions prior to attending a session.

  1. What do you consider to be our areas/clusters of research strength in FHS, both current and emerging? What could we do better and what do we need to have in place to support these areas?
  2. What do you consider to be the research goals/objectives in FHS, currently and over the next five years?
  3. What are the components/strategies for successful research within FHS?
  4. What factors will impact research success over the next five years? (ie. international partnerships/collaborations, local vs. global, graduate/undergraduate students, interdisciplinary collaborations, etc.)
  5. What are the major resources that are vital for research success?
  6. What do you consider to be the important measures of research success within FHS? How do we define research excellence?
  7. What do you see as the vision for FHS research?

Those who are unable to attend one of the sessions, but would still like to participate and share their thoughts may do so in one of two ways:

  1. Directly via email to Helene Berman - hberman@uwo.ca
  2. By completing the online form (available below). This form may be completed without supplying your name if you would prefer to share your thoughts anonymously.