In 2016, the McGill Faculty of Medicine launched a new strategic planning exercise – Project Renaissance – to help guide its education, research and health affairs activities for the next five years. The previous exercise concluded with the rollout of a new MDCM program and the launch of a Strategic Research Plan, as well as other improvements, including better recognition of clinician teachers in the hospital network.
Project Renaissance supports the Faculty’s vision of “Healthier societies through education, discovery, collaboration and clinical care,” as well as its tripartite mission and its values.
Major goals for the period 2017 to 2022 include:
- Ensure that our educational programs prepare learners for their roles as health care providers and health researchers in the 21st century
- Position McGill as Canada’s leading University in health research
- Reinforce McGill’s leading role in health care in Quebec and Canada
- Set the stage for the Faculty’s third century through the creation of a Health Sciences Campus
The planning exercise encompasses five themes, listed below and summarized in the framework document, together with the general process and timeline.
Project Renaissance was launched during the Faculty Council meeting in December 2016 (see slides 51-61). Strategies and preliminary planning materials are available via the links below. Progress is discussed at the Faculty’s Deanery Executive Committee meetings and at Faculty Council meetings.
- Strategic Education Plan
- ESP Implementation Initiatives – 2018
- Strategic Research Plan
- Academic Affairs
- Academic Affairs Research Plan
- Academic Affairs Strategic Update 2018
- Health Affairs
- Island of Montreal
- Toward a Health Sciences Faculty
-- Physicians of Tomorrow Framework
-- Committee for Medical Education Governance (C-MEG) Terms of Reference
Comments are welcome throughout the Project Renaissance planning exercise via various channels, including Faculty Council meetings and online here.