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VP Research updates Board of Governors on ways to support McMaster’s research excellence

McMaster’s Vice-President of Research, Rob Baker updated the Board of Governors on plans to maintain, enhance and improve the University’s position as a research leader in Canada and around the world.
VP Research updates Board of Governors on ways to support McMaster’s research excellence

Vice-President, Research Rob Baker updating Board of Governors

“McMaster has long been defined as a research powerhouse and we should be incredibly proud of that,” says Baker. “At the same time, we need to push forward in several areas or we risk slipping back. In order to maintain and improve our position as a research-intensive university, we need to take a hard look at where we stand relative to our main competitors. We’re going to have to make some tough decisions and work to maintain and improve our position.”

Baker, who has been in the role since July 2016, was invited by the Board of Governors to share his views on his first eight months and answer questions from Board members.

In his remarks, he reinforced the importance of McMaster as a place of research excellence and outlined a number of ways his office will help support research at McMaster going forward.

He spoke about a new strategic research plan to be developed by a committee of top researchers from all Faculties and will identify key priority areas and how they will be supported. This process will take place over the next several months and will include wide consultation.

 

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