Office of the Vice-Principal (Research)

Office of the Vice-Principal (Research)
Office of the Vice-Principal (Research)

2018-2023 Strategic Research Plan

In April 2018, Queen’s Senate approved the 2018-2023 Strategic Research Plan (SRP). The SRP identifies six themes  that represent core and emerging research strengths through which researchers from across disciplines will contribute to discovery, new insights, and creative works. 

Queen’s University has 175+ years of shaping Canada’s future – through innovation and impact as a leader in higher education, research and knowledge mobilization. We are a leading research-focused academic institution with a profound sense of community and purpose. At the core of our success is a commitment to research excellence, and the inextricable link that binds teaching and research through a common fundamental thread of curiosity and understanding. Indeed, the Academic Mission highlights the academic heart of our institution as follows: We regard Queen’s as a university that is both student-centred and research-intensive. Its mission is thus defined by two central activities: learning and discovery. To ensure that these two activities work together learning must proceed in the same way that research progresses: through the guided struggle with a question, a problem, a relationship, or a task.

Queen’s Research Mission:

• Advance societal knowledge through discovery and discourse that is founded on equity and diversity,
• Enhance societal values, social mobility and inclusion through scholarship,
• Translate knowledge into practice and innovation, and
• Increase global engagement and presence.

Six research themes reflect core and emerging strengths:

  1. Securing Successful and Just Societies through Scholarship, Governance and Policy
  2. Fundamental Principles of Nature: from Discovery to Application and Innovation
  3. Mobilizing Creativity and Enabling Cultures
  4. Health, Wellness and the Determinants of Human Health
  5. Sustainability, Environment and Resources
  6. Interdisciplinary research in materials, computational analytics and human-machine interactions