Interdisciplinary Education and Research

PDAD&C #20, 2006-07



To:      Principals, Deans, Academic Directors & Chairs
From:   Vivek Goel, Vice-President and Provost and
           John Challis, Vice President Research and Associate Provost
Date:   October 12, 2006
Re:      Interdisciplinary Education and Research



At the present time, the University’s commitment to Interdisciplinary Research as well as the guidelines for Extra-Departmental Units (EDUs) are embedded in the Report of the Provostial Committee on Centres and Institutes (Marsden Report, 1984) that is posted as Governing Council Policies and Procedures. Based on discussions of the Interdisciplinarity Committee and Principals and Deans in the previous academic year, we are proposing to replace the Marsden Report with a separate Statement and administrative framework for EDUs. 


The following background information can be found at Helen Lasthiotakis, Director, Policy & Planning
(t: 416.946.0501;, by November 2, 2006.