Projects and Initiatives


Prioritized Big Research Inventory

Big research can also be thought of as institutional-level research projects. These projects represent a valuable opportunity for the University of Regina to contribute to the community locally, nationally and potentially internationally. They can have significant research outcomes, impacts, and benefits to society and the economy. They are also typically larger, more complex, and therefore riskier than the smaller research projects the University is familiar with (e.g. most Tri-Agency funded projects).

The Vice-President (Research) is proposing to develop an inventory of research projects or programs that currently or at some time in the future include a submission for funding at the scope and scale of an institutional-level research project.

Further, the inventory will be prioritized. The details of the prioritization model and criteria have not been fully fleshed out yet but will include elements such as strength of alignment with UofR strategy, impact, risk, and readiness.

More information about this initiative can be found here Strategic Research Plan


Research and Innovation Impact Symposium

Together We Achieve Impact: A Symposium on Research and Innovation Impact was held on February 7, 2019. Thirty-eight stakeholders from across campus and various external organizations attended the day-long symposium presented by Dr. Kathryn Graham of Alberta Innovates. Dr. Graham is an expert in this area and presents nationally and internationally.

The goal for the symposium was to bring together stakeholders of the University of Regina to develop a shared understanding and common language around Research Impact – one of three strategic priorities of the university’s 2015-2020 Strategic Plan.

The symposium provided an overview of current knowledge and best practices in the field of research and innovation impact assessment (RIIA). RIIA offers much more than an after-the-fact accounting of research outcomes – it can be a transformational approach that integrates value co-creation, measurement and communication to optimize impact.

Download Dr. Graham’s presentation Part 1 Strategic Research Plan and Part 2 Strategic Research Plan