The proposed School of Health is the natural evolution of our Next-Gen University
The proposed School envisions uniting faculty members at the intersections of disciplines to collaborate on a range of health-related approaches, and engages citizens, community groups, policymakers and other stakeholders to further health research and expand training capabilities.
The School will leverage, and enhance our existing base of high-quality and wide-ranging research expertise that has resulted in federal, provincial, and philanthropic funding.
The proposed School of Health would consist of three hubs, as follows:
Community Health Hub
Clinical Research and Prevention Hub
Biomedical Science and Engineering Research Hub
This comprehensive and integrated research capacity, which runs the gamut from engineering to social sciences to arts and humanities, supports transdisciplinary responses to health challenges across six interdisciplinary themes.
An initiative of this size requires extensive planning and in-depth consultation with our various communities. Having begun preliminary discussions in 2016, consultations continue throughout the winter 2021 term:
A joint Senate Research Committee/Academic Planning and Priorities Committee meeting took place to review the draft document of the new proposed School of Health. The joint committees approved the draft to be sent to Faculty Councils and Council of School of Graduate Studies for consultation.
March 8 – April 16
Consultation period with Faculty Councils and departmental visits and Researcher Town Hall.
Deadline for written feedback from Faculty Councils and Council of School of Graduate Studies.
A joint Senate Research Committee/Academic Planning and Priorities Committee meeting reviewed and approved the revised proposal for the School of Health and recommended it be forwarded to Senate for approval.
Anticipated Senate approval of new School of Health.
Anticipated Board of Governors approval of new School of Health.