The Strategic Research Plan, 2012-2017 is a thoughtful work of anticipation and aspiration for the research future of the University of Lethbridge. In addition to the priorities and themes set out in this document, we will build specific and unit driven plans that will commit us to the actions necessary to realize our preferred future. Our plan is bold but flexible and we anticipate that it will evolve as the University of Lethbridge continues to evolve. Indeed this is a living document linked to the University’s budget and our priorities will drive our financial decisions and investments. We invite all members of the University of Lethbridge community to take part in the future of research and scholarship at our great institution.