Research Impact

Our aspiration to attain greater national and global prominence hinges on enhancing our research success. While Schulich Medicine & Dentistry’s research profile has remained steady, comparable Canadian institutions have seemed to capture an increasing share of funding opportunities and reputation. Across the School, there is a strong collective energy to reverse this trend.

We need to reaffirm our commitment to be a top-tier research-intensive organization and elevate our prominence in an increasingly competitive and global environment. Raising our research impact will mean doing things differently.


  • Embed a culture of research in all our education programs.
  • Recruit, enable, and retain research-intensive faculty.
  • Promote and support bench-to-bedside translational research.
  • Identify and support existing and emerging areas of strength to drive our research prominence.
  • Establish clear foci for programs, centres, and institutes.
  • (Re) invest in core facilities.
  • Launch an initiative to accelerate the design and conduct of clinical trials.
  • Facilitate interdepartmental, interdisciplinary, interfaculty, and interinstitutional collaboration that emphasizes the importance of team-based research.
  • Create investigator-centred operational processes.
  • Support effective communication and dissemination of research activities.


Strategic Plan

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