Centre and Director Review Process


The Faculty of Social Science at the University of Western Ontario is currently home to six Research Centres housed within the Network for Economic and Social Trends (NEST), as well as the Research Data Centre. This policy provides the review process for the renewal of the mandate of the Centres and their Directors and is in accordance with Western’s Manual Administrative Policies and Procedures, Policy 7.9 on the Establishment, Governance and Review of Research Institutes, Centres, and Groups.


The objective of this policy is to provide concrete and consistent direction regarding the review procedures and processes for Research Centres and their Directors.


This policy applies to Research Centres within the Faculty of Social Science that are registered and accountable to the Office of the Vice-President (Research). This includes Centres housed within NEST, and any other Centres affiliated with the Faculty of Social Science. 

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