Summary: TO: Dr Thomas Chase, Chair, Strategic Plan Facilitation Committee
FROM: Lynn Wells, Acting Director, Humanities Research Institute
RE: Submission of views re: humanities research at U of R
DATE: 12 April 2009
As Acting Director of HRI, I solicited comments from faculty members across
campus for their views on the role and importance of humanities research at the
University of Regina. Attached is a compilation of those views, with the authors
attributed. I would appreciate it if this document could be added to the strategic planning
website, and be considered as the draft plan is being formulated.
Thomas Hadjistavropoulos, faculty member, Psychology
Hi Lynn, since I do some work in the area of ethics and ethics philosophy (which would
fall under humanities) and since the HRI has funded one of my students in the past, I
thought that I would send a comment: I would like to see Ph.D. programs in humanities
develop within the U of R. This would, in my opinion, be essential in our effort to further
enhance the reputation of the U and the humanities research culture.
Thanks for the opportunity to comment.
James McNinch, Dean, Faculty of Education
From the Faculty of Education I would make the following points for the written