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VPRI review

Posted by Faculty of Graduate Studies on October 8, 2021 in News
The Henry Hicks Building at Dalhousie University
The Henry Hicks Building at Dalhousie University

This message is being sent on behalf of the VPRI Review Committee:

Dear graduate students and postdoctoral fellows,

The University is in the process of undertaking a review of the Vice-President Research and Innovation (VPRI), as is standard practice at the close of a first term.
The VPRI leads Dalhousie’s research and innovation enterprise and serves as the University’s leading research advocate, the VPRI’s Office helps researchers to secure ongoing support and investments from all sources including the three national granting councils, private industry, and numerous other funding partners.
The review committee are interested in hearing informed feedback concerning the following strategic leadership areas of the VPRI: Setting a Vision and Strategy for Research; Facilitating Internal Research Collaboration and Support; Providing Leadership of the Office of the VPRI, including the Office of Research Services (ORS), Office of Commercialization and Industry Engagement (OCIE), and Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Dal Innovates): Enhancing External Relations and Reputation Related to Research at Dalhousie. These areas are articulated further in the survey below.
Feedback will be shared in summary form with the VPRI, no direct quotes will be used and no comments will be attributed to specific individuals.
Opinions may be expressed in one of three ways: by filling out this anonymous survey, via email to Robin Beaton at or by submitting a request for a virtual interview with the committee to Robin via email or by calling 902-494-2511. Please fill out the survey, submit your input over email, or request an interview by October 15.
We would like to encourage you all to take the time to engage in this process. Any questions related to the review can be addressed to Laura Godsoe in HR at