Academic Structure Initiative: Interim Report #7 on the Health Sciences Cluster
A message from Joanne Keselman, vice-president (academic) and provost
I am writing to update you on the formal proposal to establish a new Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba.
In my September update to the University community, I indicated that the proposal was scheduled to be considered by Senate at its October 2, 2013 meeting. At this meeting, Senate approved, in principle, and recommended to the Board of Governors that it approve the establishment of a Faculty of Health Sciences (as outlined in the proposal dated April, 2013 and as revised in August, 2013). On October 8, 2013, the Board of Governors approved Senate’s recommendation.
With our Board’s approval in hand, the work to establish this new Faculty now begins. As outlined in the Proposal, this work will be guided and overseen by an Implementation Steering Committee, and will require broad input and participation by faculty, staff, students and administrators. Given the scope and scale of transition and implementation activities, a number of sub-committees will also be established to advise on transition/implementation issues related to specific areas/tasks. To provide information and updates on this implementation process, a new Faculty of Health Sciences website is currently under development.
I look forward to working with our health sciences community to move this exciting concept forward, and encourage faculty, staff and students to engage in the implementation process. As always, I welcome the opportunity to speak to members of our community about this important initiative.