Strategic Plan 2017-2020

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

INITIATIVES:

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

MEASURES OF SUCCESS:

  • 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

PROGRESS TO DATE:

  • 2017 data (2016)
    • Proportion publishing: FRM 0.89(0.85), OT 0.8(0.69), PT 0.92(1.00), CSD 0.85(0.82)
    • Publication Rate: FRM 3.7(3.2), OT 2.6(1.8), PT 5.4(5.5), CSD 3.8(2.4)
    • Mean/median IF: FRM 2.5/1.8(1.8/1.9)
    • Mean/median RCR: FRM 1.2/1.3 (1.3/1.3)
    • Funding five-year average: FRM $4.46 million ($4.38 million)
  • 2018 publication data
    • Proportion publishing has increased to 0.92 overall, OT 0.94, CSD 0.75, PT 1.0
    • Publication rate: FRM 4.4, OT 3.3, PT 6.6, CSD 3.2
    • Mean/median IF: FRM 2.1/1.7
    • Mean/median RCR: FRM 1.3/1.3
  • Research equipment inventory established
    • PDF data will not be relevant to evaluate until 2019
    • 4 PDFs have been funded with FRM award to date
    • 1 was subsequently awarded an AI fellowship
    • 1 was forwarded by UA to Banting (unsuccessful)
  • 1st Distinguished Lecture in Rehab Sciences was held May 11, 2018 as part of the 1st Annual Research Colloquy
  • 2nd Annual Research Colloquy May 10, 2019 and 2nd Distinguished Lecture in Rehab Sciences (Dr. Janice Eng)
  • Areas of research impact identified
  • Rehab Research News established to enhance profile of research impacts 
  • Seminar/lecture series established:
    • 1st Distinguished Rehab Science Lecture (May 11, 2018)
    • External examiners for PhD defense attending live and giving lectures (Dr. Morita, June 26, 2018)
  • Revamp webpage in progress