Explore Engage Empower Excel

Vice-President (Research and Innovation) Portfolio Strategic Plan 2020

The University of Alberta has been advancing knowledge and shaping the future through research, teaching and innovation for more than 100 years. Research and innovation are at the core of what we do. It is who we are. Our research has in turn driven many world firsts, helped improve life at home and around the world, educated and trained talented people, and contributed to numerous societal, economic, health and environmental advancements.

We are creators, inventors and innovators. We shape and power the future through knowledge, discovery, creativity and innovation. In 2019, the Vice-President (Research and Innovation) portfolio (VPRI) began a strategic plan and vision process, in consultation with over 400 internal and external stakeholders. The result is an ambitious plan to enhance and guide creative research and innovation priorities and to enhance administration for those we serve.

  1. Promote an ambitious research and innovation strategy
  2. Develop, grow and strengthen partnerships
  3. Support, nurture and enable excellence
  4. Champion the University’s research and innovation community and culture
The vision:
Explore. Engage. Empower. Excel.