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Draft of Strategic Research Plan focus of upcoming town hall

[Steven Liss leads the discussion at a previous SRP town hall]Vice-Principal (Research) Steven Liss leads the discussion at a previous Strategic Research Plan town hall meeting.

Queen’s community members will offer their comments on the structure of the draft Strategic Research Plan (SRP) at a town hall meeting on Tuesday, September 27.

“The passionate feedback from faculty, staff and students played an integral role in understanding how the university can best support and enhance the research enterprise at Queen’s. Their continued contributions will be vital as we work toward a plan that reflects the vision of the research community and fits the needs of everyone at Queen’s,” says Vice-Principal (Research) Steven Liss.

At the upcoming town hall meeting, Dr. Liss will present a summary of the key features of the initial draft so that attendees can ask questions and offer their comments on the structure. Feedback can also be offered through the interactive SRP blog, which also contains past updates and full details on the planning process.

Following the review of the draft’s structure, discussions will extend to defining Queen’s research strengths and the institutional focus for the next three to five years. Feedback from the community will be incorporated into a second draft. At that time, the document will be posted for consultation and review. The entire process is expected to be complete by late fall or early winter.

Earlier this year, Senate approved a process to review and revise the current Strategic Research Plan, which was first published in 2003 and updated in 2006. The planned revisions, in response to a shifting research landscape and changing research directions, will maintain Queen’s high standards for research and stay true to the values of the academic community.

The town hall meeting will take place Tuesday, September 27 from noon until 1 pm in the McLaughlin Room of the John Deutsch University Centre.

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