UVic Strategic Research and Creative Works Plan

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Planning has begun for the Strategic Research and Creative Works Plan 2021-2026

The renewal of our Strategic Research and Creative Works Plan (SRCWP) will create the opportunity to revisit UVic’s key areas of research, scholarship and creative endeavors, and to recommit to a coordinated strategy to address them.

This initiative will undertake a collaborative process - beginning in Fall 2020 we will launch a series of consultation mechanisms to maximize input from all corners of campus.

Please watch this page for up-to-date information on consultation events and forums, and/or contact researchplan@uvic.ca to share your ideas at any time.

Advisory group members

  • Lisa Kalynchuk, Vice-President, Research (Chair)
  • Alex D’Arcy, Associate Dean Research, Faculty of Humanities
  • Allana Lindgren, Acting Dean, Faculty of Fine Arts
  • Brent Mainprize, Professor, School of Business
  • Brent Sternig, Director, RPKM
  • Cathie Krull, Special Advisor to the Provost
  • Chris Darimont, Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Chris Horbachewski, Vice-President, External Relations   
  • Chris Kennedy, Professor, Faculty of Engineering
  • Cynthia Milton, Associate Vice-President, Research 
  • Emma Ronayne, Undergraduate student
  • Evan Stefanek, Graduate student
  • John Dower, Associate Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies 
  • Kristi Simpson, Associate Vice-President, Financial Planning & Operations
  • Lisa Goddard, Associate University Librarian, Digital Scholarship and Strategy
  • Marie-Ève Tremblay, Associate Professor, Division of Medical Sciences
  • Nathan Lachowsky, Associate Professor, Faculty of Human & Social Development
  • Paul Whitinui, Associate Professor, Faculty of Education
  • Peter Loock, Dean, Faculty of Science
  • Ryan Enge, Manager, Research Computing Services
  • Susan Lewis, Associate Vice-President Academic Planning
  • Victor V. Ramraj, Professor, Faculty of Law and Director, Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives

Strategic Research Plan: 2016 - 2021

The UVic Strategic Research Plan 2016-2021 prepares the university for future research excellence and positions us to move forward as we continue to make important contributions to society and the world around us.

View, download or print the UVic Strategic Plan 2016-2021

At the core of the Plan are five priorities, and associated objectives and strategies, for enhancing and leveraging the best of UVic research:

Defining and achieving research excellence

UVic will align resources, supports and incentives to ensure that, alongside teaching, the pursuit of research excellence remains at the forefront of its academic mission.

Enhancing the integration of research and education

UVic will support the integration of research and educational programs to create learning opportunities that reflect UVic’s extraordinary environment and contribute to the vital impact of research.

Expanding partnerships, innovation and entrepreneurship

UVic will expand its focus on partnerships to enhance innovation; generate new research opportunities; engage with community partners; mobilize knowledge in society, policy and professional practice; and support entrepreneurship.

Improving research competitiveness through differentiation and specialization

Building on its unique combination of history, place and dynamic capabilities, UVic will continue to concentrate resources in areas that have already demonstrated—or show real prospects of—research excellence.

Enhancing and optimizing the provision of research services

By making strategic investments in people, support systems and infrastructure, UVic will further the pursuit of research excellence for researchers and the university as a whole.