UVic mulls creation of new faculty with health-based focus – Times Colonist

Oct 02, 2023

A new faculty would unite the 200-plus academics at UVic currently involved health research.

The University of Victoria is looking to establish a new faculty focused on the study of health to raise the school’s competitiveness in B.C.’s growing health-education sector.

The project is explained in a memo to the university senate from UVic academic leaders Elizabeth Croft, vice-president academic and provost, and Helga Hallgrímsdóttir, deputy provost.

“UVic is not contemplating a medical school; instead, we seek to serve a different need for the province with respect to community and allied health,” the memo said, adding that UVic’s existing interdisciplinary health programs would be based out of the new faculty.

The memo noted that Simon Fraser’s new medical school is creating additional urgency for UVic to raise its health profile in an increasingly competitive post-secondary environment.

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