Research Advisory Committee

The Research Advisory Committee advises on University policy and practices related to research as follows:

  • Acts as an advisory board for the Associate Vice-President Research and Graduate Studies, including but not limited to advice on evaluation of progress in research and celebration of research
  • Develops and supports policies and programs that encourage research by St. Francis Xavier University faculty, as well as by graduate and undergraduate students.
  • Provides review and/or decisions on allocation internal student and faculty research funds as required by the Associate Vice President, Research and Graduate Studies or the Academic Vice President and Provost.
  • Reviews, advises and makes recommendations to the appropriate academic committees (General faculty, AP&P, Senate, etc.)
  • Advises and makes recommendations on research matters referred to the Committee by Senate
  • Advises on University Services and overhead in support of research
  • Advises on outward policies of the University regarding research, particularly the Strategic Research Plan
  • Reviews and advises on the creation of new Research Centres and Institutes, and the appointment of Directors of these
  • Advises on the disbursement of Research Chairs
  • Advises on strategies to attain objectives and maximize funding
  • Reviews and advises on effective communication and dissemination internally and externally about research at StFX, including but not limited to the Research Website. 

Research Advisory Committee TOR

Membership of the StFX Research Advisory Committee