Town Hall event: Taking cancer research at Sydney to the next level - Westmead
Location:Westmead Institute, Conference Rooms
Seeking staff feedback on how best to drive excellence, scale and impact of cancer research at the University of Sydney.
The University is seeking input to design new multidisciplinary university-wide initiatives focused on cancer, which is a national and global priority.
Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Strategic Collaborations and Partnerships) Professor Laurent Rivory says cancer is a multifaceted health problem that presents challenges from basic science to society at large. It is the leading cause of death in Australia, with 1 in 2 Australian men and 1 in 3 Australian women diagnosed with a form of the disease by the age of 85.
“With more than 1000 Sydney academics involved in Sydney’s Cancer Research Network, it’s clear cancer research is one of our key focus areas,” he says.
“We would like to find more ways to bring this expertise together in a transformative way, a way that will foster thought leadership and support creativity, innovation and collaboration across a range of disciplines.”
A multi-faculty steering committee is reviewing the current state of cancer research at Sydney, and aims to synthesise its findings and the results of this University-wide consultation as a Green Paper by mid-2017.
Three overarching questions are being addressed:
What should be the University’s vision for cancer research?
What are the principal challenges and opportunities for cancer research at Sydney?
What should the University, with its partners, do to help realise that vision?
All members of the university community are invited to provide input via:
Online submissions - open for six weeks from late January to 6 March 2017
Direct email to the project Steering Committee: [email protected]
Town Hall events at various campuses in February 2017: