Strategic Goal: Enhance Research Support

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Ensuring Western’s research success is a shared responsibility, requiring close coordination and collaboration among many individuals and groups across campus.

Western Research is a key partner in this integrated and interconnected network of support that includes Associate Deans (Research), faculty-based research officers, Research Finance, Western Libraries, the School of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies, Western International, and the Office of Indigenous Initiatives, among others.

Together, with campus and city-wide partners, Western Research will continue to inspire research success by providing a range of professional and strategic services and programs that help scholars reach their full potential at every stage – from a project’s conceptualization, through its development, implementation, and dissemination of outcomes.



Western Research Organizational Review

In 2021, Western Research completed an operational review to ensure optimal alignment of programs and services.


Knowledge Exchange and EDI-D Grant-Writing Resources

We have created a Knowledge Exchange and EDI-D tool and an EDI-D resource guide to strategically integrate EDI-D practises into grant applications and research programs.


New Teams and Positions

Based on the external review, we have recently introduced new teams for knowledge exchange, impact, and EDI-D, and for innovation and strategic partnerships. Additional specialized roles are being reviewed.