Strategic Initiatives

The Strategic Initiatives unit is responsible for policy and planning related to research initiatives of institutional strategic importance for the University. The unit also oversees  planning and administration for strategic institutional programs and provides support and resources for development of applications for large-scale and complex research projects, with a focus on Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), Canada Research Chairs (CRC), Canada Excellence Research Chairs (CERC), and Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF) as well as large-scale networks, platforms and research centres.