Academic Structure Initiative: Interim Report #8 on the Faculty of Health Sciences
The following is a letter sent to faculty and staff from Joanne Keselman, Vice-President (Academic) and Provost
I am writing to update you on the status of the transition and implementation activities to establish a new Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba.
Since my last communiqué, a structure has been put in place to guide the implementation process. This structure includes an Implementation Steering Committee, a Council of Deans (who are core members of the Steering Committee) and a number of sub-committees made up of representatives from each College/School. These sub-committees will provide advice on the transition and implementation activities and include the following:
- Human Resources/Finance;
- Students / Student Support Services;
- Academic Affairs;
- Research/Graduate Studies;
- Aboriginal Services;
- Faculty Development;
- Inter-Professional Education;
- Communications; and
- Systems Infrastructure.
To provide continuous information on the implementation progress, a newly established Faculty of Health Sciences transition website has been developed. Committee and sub-committee membership listings are now available on this website. I would encourage to you to continue to visit this website for periodic updates.
I would like to acknowledge the work ahead of the Council of Deans and the respective implementation sub-committee teams and thank them for making time to move this exciting opportunity forward. As always, I would encourage faculty, staff and students to engage in the implementation process and welcome the opportunity to speak to members of our community.