Society benefits when scholars focus their collective effort in areas of strength. We create synergies that energize our researchers around issues that are globally relevant and of great importance to our stakeholder communities. We demonstrate leadership in areas of strength and monitor all areas of the academy for emerging ideas. We will also refine the ways in which we measure the impact of our work and share our scholarship.
Our world is fast-paced and complex. Its persistent and emerging problems call for creative solutions that reach across disciplinary boundaries. Through research programs and strategic partnerships, we pursue knowledge, contribute to the development and critique of societal goals, and spark innovation. We cherish and support the multiple perspectives and approaches across fields of study and sectors of society. We will collaborate with one another and colleagues at other universities, as well as with our local, provincial, national and international communities.
Support and recognition
Great people are our most valuable assets. We will continue to attract, encourage and recognize talented students, faculty and post-doctoral scholars who conduct globally recognized research. We will also nurture, develop and celebrate the staff who skillfully and passionately support them. We commit to increasing research capacity and creating a dynamic environment to promote research excellence.
Knowledge translation, implementation and engagement
Our students and faculty conduct basic and applied research at the frontiers of knowledge and transfer this knowledge to society – locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. We will actively support our research community in releasing new findings, implementing important advancements and presenting thought-provoking creative works. We will share our research, scholarship, innovation, and creative activity broadly – with our student body, potential collaborators, industry and government, non-governmental organizations, other researchers and post-secondary institutions, and the public.