Strategic Plan 2017-2020

STRATEGY 1: Advocate for space that meets the needs of current and future research


Timeline: December 2017

  • Re-establish regular monthly meetings of the Faculty Facilities Committee with regular consultation with the Research Committee. Minutes will be shared with Associate Deans Research and Graduate Studies

Timeline: December 2019

  • Strengthen existing collaborative partnerships with other Faculties and develop new inter-Faculty partnerships to enhance access to research space/facilities


  • Increase number of publications:
    • all tenure-track faculty publishing at least 1 peer-reviewed article per year
    • increasing average # of articles per member from 3.2/yr
      to 4.0/yr in 3 yrs
  • Increase mean/median Impact Factor of published articles to 2.0 (currently 1.8)
  • Increase mean/median relative citation rate of tenure-track members to 1.5 (currently 1.3)
  • Increase external research grant support:
    • Increase TC funded from 36% to 75% in 3 years
    • Increase Externally funded from 75% to 100% in 3 years
  • Increase total research funding received from a 5 yr floating mean of $4 million to $4.5 million in 5 years
  • Presence of FRM members on provincial, national and international advisory, scientific, and policy review panels
  • Increase number of externally funded postdoctoral scholars
  • Increase number of publications of Faculty mentors of FRM supported postdocs
  • Host the 1st Annual Distinguished Lecture in Rehabilitation Sciences by Dec. 2018