CHASR Management Committee
The CHASR Management Committee provides financial and administrative direction and ensures CHASR operations address university, college/school, and unit priorities. Members advocate for CHASR within the university and the broader community and review ongoing operations and activities.
- Chair (elected by committee members for a period of two years)
- Vice-President Research or designate
- Director, CHASR (ex officio)
- One Dean, Executive Director, Vice-Dean, Associate Dean, Assistant Dean, Director, or designate from each contributing academic and non-academic partner unit:
- College of Agriculture and Bioresources
- College of Arts and Science
- College of Dentistry
- College of Education
- College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
- College of Kinesiology
- College of Law
- College of Medicine
- College of Nursing
- College of Pharmacy and Nutrition
- Edwards School of Business
- Information and Communications Technology
- Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy
- Office of the Vice-President Research
- St. Thomas More College
- School of Environment and Sustainability
- School of Public Health
- University Library
- Western College of Veterinary Medicine
Roles and Responsibilities:
- Serves an advisory role to the Vice-Dean Research, Scholarly and Artistic Work, College of Arts and Science.
- Provides financial and administrative direction to CHASR, including approval of budgets and resource strategies.
- Provides direction on alignment of CHASR with college, school, and unit priorities, and potential areas for development and/or advancement.
- Members act as advocates for CHASR and associated initiatives within the university and the broader community.
- Approves development of new research infrastructure facilities, and renewal or phasing out of existing CHASR facilities.
- Reviews and provides direction on the activities of CHASR. Such reviews include assessments of how/if:
- Operations adhere to stated operating principles;
- Operations address the interests of contributing partners, including establishing priorities for access, fees, and usage protocols; and
- Performance targets and benchmarks are met.
- Regularly reviews membership and makes decisions on the ongoing composition and evolution of the CHASR Management Committee and the CHASR governance structure.
CHASR Strategic Priorities Committee
The CHASR Strategic Priorities Committee provides strategic direction, advising on areas of opportunity and potential growth. The CHASR Strategic Priorities Committee helps to identify and develop innovative research programming and training opportunities that align with college/school and institutional priorities.
- Director, CHASR (Chair)
- Vice-Dean Research, Scholarly and Artistic Work, College of Arts and Science
- Two staff representatives chosen from existing CHASR staff complement. Each staff representative will serve on the committee for a three-year term, after which they will rotate off to allow other staff members to serve.
- Up to three current CFI proponents from CFI-supported CHASR laboratories. Each CFI proponent will serve on the committee for a three-year term, after which they will rotate off to allow other current CFI proponents to serve.
- Three researchers from the university community at large. These researchers regularly engage the services of CHASR and will be identified by existing committee members. Each researcher will serve on the committee for a three-year term, after which they will rotate off to allow other researchers to serve.
Roles and Responsibilities:
- Identifies and helps to develop curriculum and training opportunities for faculty, students, staff, and external partners and stakeholders that align with college/school and institutional priorities and the skills and capacity of CHASR.
- Provides direction on the identification and development of mentorship and residency opportunities for new and existing faculty and prospective faculty members.
- Identifies new and emerging innovative research tools and methods and helps to develop strategies to incorporate those tools and methods into CHASR processes and practices.
- Provides guidance on the development and implementation of communications and promotional strategies to increase awareness and usage of CHASR facilities and services.
- Identifies and develops strategies to foster and facilitate continued development of CHASR as a champion and incubator of interdisciplinary research.
- Proposes and develops CHASR-supported research funding opportunities for faculty and students.
- Recommends development of new CHASR-supported research infrastructure and research support services.
- Members act as advocates for CHASR both within the campus community and to external agencies and organizations.