Recent Posts

Introducing the new process redesign methodology

While the SET process redesign team has been diligently working to redesign and streamline processes across the university's administrative functions, the team has also been working to revise and improve their methodology following several lessons learned during work completed so far.

Redesigning the Vice-President Research and Innovation portfolio

Aminah Robinson Fayek, Vice-President (Research and Innovation) introduces a redesigned portfolio structure which integrates strategic research and innovation support, streamlines research administration, and offers expanded services delivered via four Centres of Expertise.

New VPRI structure to be announced

Deployment of the Centres of Expertise for VPRI is underway; a more detailed announcement on the new structure is coming.

Process redesign work continues

Research administration continues work on process redesign to streamline administrative processes.

Pre-selection for senior partners underway

Pre-selection for the senior research partners is ongoing.

Research stream plans for senior partners

The research administration stream is currently planning for the recruitment of senior partners.

Hiring Announcement: Director, Research Partners Network

We are pleased to announce that Julie Stephens has been appointed Director, Research Partners Network effective September 1.

Research administration stream update

The research administration stream is focused on finalizing the components of the new service delivery model.

Discovery update: Research administration

The research administration workstream has concluded its discovery phase, engaging with functional experts and leaders to gain a better understanding of the current state of research administration processes across the university. Watch as Walter Dixon, executive co-sponsor for the stream and Interim Vice-President, Research and Innovation, presents the stream’s preliminary findings.

Research administration stream updates

The fourth leadership workshop session is being prepared for the end of June. Workbook review and analysis, VPRI process mapping, and delivery framework design continues.

Hiring announcement: Chief of Staff, Vice-President, University Services and Finance

Charleen Schmidt has accepted the role of Chief of Staff, Vice-President University Services and Finance, starting June 7.

Recap of Ask SET Anything: Research Administration Edition

Last Friday, the SET team hosted another edition of our Ask SET Anything event series specifically for research administration staff and researchers to raise questions, concerns, and share feedback with regard to administrative restructuring and transitioning.

Research administration service catalogue released

Following collaboration and consultation with subject matter experts and leaders in the faculties and central units, the research administration service catalogue is ready to share publicly.