Strategic Investment Fund: Announcing the 2023 recipients

A message from Dermot Kelleher, Dean, Faculty of Medicine and Vice-President, Health.

I am pleased to announce the recipients of the 2023 Strategic Investment Fund (SIF) competition, which garnered an outstanding response from the Faculty of Medicine community.

With more than 30 proposals received, a total of $1.3 million has been invested to fund nine projects based on the recommendations of the SIF review panel. Notably, six of the nine funded projects directly align with Indigenous-focused objectives, helping advance the Faculty’s commitments to reconciliation, decolonization, and Indigenization.

I wish to extend my sincere thanks to all of those who submitted a SIF proposal, and extend my congratulations to the successful applicants.

Since the Faculty of Medicine’s SIF was established in 2017, more than $12M has been invested in 117 projects helping to advance the goals of the Faculty’s strategic plan, Building the Future: 2021–2026. These efforts are key to driving meaningful change and helping to make a positive impact as we work together to transform health for everyone.

An announcement of the 2024 SIF call for proposals is anticipated in spring 2024.

This message was sent to all faculty and staff in the Faculty of Medicine.