About us

The Office of Strategic Development Initiatives’ main role is to coordinate and administer major research infrastructure projects funded by government programs such as the Canada Foundation for Innovation and the Ontario Research Fund. Our team also participates in planning of research space and infrastructure when new researchers join the University, as well as in management of core facilities.

Our office is at the centre of an extensive network of research teams, research offices and support staff, both at the University of Ottawa and its affiliated research institutes, as well as federal and provincial granting agencies.

Our office is the main point of contact for the coordination of the Strategic Projects Management Group (SPMG), of which we are a member, and we work closely with Facilities, Procurement and Financial Resources to ensure sound project management. By accompanying researchers, our team plays a key role at every research project stage, from preparing competitive granting agency applications to seeing them come to fruition.


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