ORI Town Halls

The Office of Research and Innovation is hosting regular virtual town halls to update the research community.  Watch for announcements to join Vice President Kinzy's Webex meeting room, https://wmich.webex.com/meet/terri.kinzy.

Upcoming November 13, 2020: Join Vice President Kinzy in a discussion focused on ideas and opportunities for all forms of scholarship at WMU. 

July 31, 2020: Dr. Terri Goss Kinzy provided brief updates on research and creative scholarship at WMU in addition to follow up on graduate student involvement in research. Dr. Steve Weber, the new Director, Technology and Commercialization provided process information on contracts, commercialization, intellectual property and more.  More information to come on corporate engagement.

July 10, 2020: The Office of Research and Innovation and the Graduate College hosted a joint town hall meeting.  Dr. Terri Kinzy presented updates on research and creative scholarship; Dr. Christine Byrd-Jacobs provided updates on graduate student involvement in research; and Dr. Paulo Zagalo-Melo, Lee Ryder and Jeff Breneman discussed international graduate student visa issues.

June 12, 2020: The Office of Research and Innovation is accepting submissions for plans to restart laboratory and field research.  Information on the WMU process is available at InfoReady at https://wmich.infoready4.com where all supporting documents including FAQs are available.

May 22, 2020:  A discussion on the process to restart fieldwork and plans for the process for future phases of research and creative scholarship.

May 8, 2020:  Updates on the COVID-19 situation including a look at what other universities are considering as research and creative scholarship eventually return from hibernation, as well as a chance to ask questions by chat.

April 17, 2020: The first Office of Research and Innovation Research Continuity WebEx meeting for the research community.  Vice President Kinzy covered a brief summary on what we know and don't know related to university research activities, some updates from funding agencies and opportunity for Q&A.

Return to COVID-19 Information for the WMU Research Community.