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Research Support Systems Discussions (new room for today's session)

Posted by Research Services on January 31, 2014 in General Announcements

New location for Friday, January 31, 3:30 pm:  Sexton Campus, A.L. Macdonald Building, Room D501, 1360 Barrington Street

To:  Dalhousie Researchers

I am writing to invite you to a one-hour session to discuss the research support system at Dalhousie University. An Institutional Framework for the Support of Research (IFSR) document has been drafted over the past year in consultation with senior administration, Deans, Associate Deans Research and Chairs/Heads/Directors. The IFSR document is available here:

The IFSR was developed to operationalize and enhance research support mechanisms at Dalhousie. The IFSR provides an overview of research services and support at Dalhousie and proposes activities and initiatives in central services and in the Faculties, Departments and Schools to help enhance and increase our research activity and success.

There are three discussion sessions planned:
Friday, Jan. 31, 3:30 – 4:30 pm, Sexton Campus NOW IN A.L. Macdonald Building, Room D501, 1360 Barrington Street
Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2:00 – 3:00 pm, Carleton Campus, Room #3H1, 3rd Floor, Tupper Medical Building, 5850 College Street (also available through a streaming live webcast; URL to connect:  
*Thursday, Feb. 27, 3:00 – 4:00 pm, Studley Campus, Room #303, Student Union Building, 6136 University Avenue
*On Feb. 27, in addition to the IFSR discussion, Martin Kirk, Director of Research Services at the University of British Columbia, will present from 2:00 – 3:00 pm. Dr. Kirk will discuss the UBC research services and research support model.  In 2000, UBC and Dal had similar research funding. Today UBC has much more funding per professor than Dal. Dr. Kirk will discuss some of the ways UBC has grown its external research funding over the last decade.  He will speak about the changes implemented in the Research Services office and in the Departments and Faculties to move UBC into the top tier of research universities in Canada.

I hope you will be able to attend at least one of the sessions as Dalhousie considers its short- and long-term plans to support research. Your feedback and views on the IFSR would be greatly appreciated as we move forward with this university-wide research support initiative.

For all sessions, RSVP Please indicate which session(s) you plan to attend.   

Sincerely yours,

Martha Crago
Vice-President Research