From Idea to Impact will guide actions and decisions pertaining to University of Guelph research and innovation activities through the next five years, helping all its members — faculty, staff, post-doctoral fellows, and students — amplify the University’s established research strengths while also facilitating new opportunities for innovation and intellectual pursuit.
From Idea to Impact is driven by five research principles — elevate excellence, promote partnership, increase impact, develop the research leaders of tomorrow, and embed research in all we do — each of which is associated with a corresponding goal that is rooted in our University mission to improve life.
From Idea to Impact identifies key disciplinary areas of research and innovation at the University of Guelph and thematic areas of research that differentiate our research and innovation foci from those of other universities. The plan also provides key performance indicators which we will use to assess our success in pursuing these overarching goals.
From Idea to Impact reinforces the themes of the University Strategic Plan, Our Time, in a research and innovation context: deepening our impact in the world; transforming our University through indigenization, and equity, diversity, and inclusion; advancing U of G’s distinctive student experience; building a sustainable tomorrow; supporting faculty and staff success; and leveraging financial and digital capacity.