Dal releases 2014–18 strategic plan

September 9, 2014

Dalhousie University has published its strategic plan for 2014–2018, entitled “Inspiration and Impact.” The plan outlines Dal’s 5 strategic priorities: enhance the transformative power of teaching and learning; expand the opportunities for research, scholarly and artistic work; catalyze the intellectual, social and economic development of our communities; take our place nationally and internationally; and build our institutional capacities. To achieve these goals, Dal plans to pursue initiatives including strategic program reviews and strategic student recruitment. The university also says it intends to foster undergraduate research, attract and support excellent graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, and support research with state-of-the-art facilities and resources. Moreover, it plans to maximize opportunities for students and researchers to work with local and global partners to promote creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship. The plan also indicates that Dal will develop a new human resources strategy, reduce the deficit of its pension plan, and create a capital plan that focuses on environmentally sustainable development. Dal identifies its priority research areas as ocean studies; advanced materials and clean technology; health and wellness; and governance, society, and culture. Dal Strategic Direction