Report of the Senate Committee on University Planning (SCUP)

Senate Agenda - EXHIBIT IV - January 23, 1998


The Institute for Advanced Research

Recommended: That Senate endorse the concept of the Institute for Advanced Research (Appendix 1).


The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), provides a unique opportunity to capitalize on Western's strengths across a variety of disciplines in the Sciences, Health Sciences, Medicine & Dentistry and Engineering. The University's response to the CFI initiative has brought together several major research areas in collaborative approaches to secure broad-based support for a multidisciplinary Institute for Advanced Research.

The SCUP recommendation seeks approval of the concept of the Institute as a focus for such collaborative research.

[A copy of Appendix 1 is available in paper copy form from the University Secretariat.]