What We've Accomplished So Far

  1. The Interdisciplinary Hub will support interdisciplinary research, pedagogy and collaboration. Development has begun with plans to renovate an allocated space in Mackinnon (ground floor) to house the Hub, as well as an initial conceptualization of how this Hub may operate (ad hoc working group and consultation with CSAHS community).
  2. The Hub for Teaching and Learning Excellence is designed to foster and encourage new and innovative approaches to curriculum development and pedagogy in the College’s undergraduate and graduate programming, while supporting and recognizing the value of teaching and learning in postsecondary academia. Lunch and learn sessions are debuting this fall; a call for student representation, Fellows of the Hub, and funding applications are being released this fall.
  3. Development of a College-wide Indigenous Strategy under the leadership of Kim Anderson with a working group to support. The first stage of this strategy has been to identify baseline Indigenous/post-colonial content being taught across CSAHS programs.
  4. Pilot for staff position in the College research office to support research grant budget development.
  5. Planning for improved physical presence: completed a space master plan.
  6. Developing an Integrated Centre for Mental Health as a collaboration between Couple and Family Therapy and Psychological Services, which will be housed in the former VMI building on College Street.
  7. Approval and launch of the Guelph Institute for Development Studies.
  8. Creation of roles to support the implementation of the Strategic Plan, including Manager, Academic Programs (Chris Donaldson), Manager, Graduate Programs (Meredith Warner) and Manager, Strategic Projects (Phillip Gingras).