Dal refreshes strategic direction for research


Dalhousie University recently announced a refreshed strategic direction titled Inclusive Impact to guide Dal’s research and innovation over the next five years. The strategic direction’s goals and actions include allotting additional supports for Dal scholars; capturing and articulating the positive impact that Dal’s research has at the local, national, and international levels; and adding artificial intelligence (AI) and digital innovation to its Strategic Research Clusters. Dal will also increase inclusivity by inviting more community partnerships and working on a definition for inclusive research excellence. Dal VP Research & Innovation Dr Alice Aiken said that this will include “new ways of talking about research excellence” while continuing to value traditional methods. “It’s not finite, it’s more inclusive,” said Aiken.