UBC’s next strategic plan – we’d like to hear from you!
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To: Faculty and staff in Vancouver and the Okanagan
The holiday season is a time both for reflection and for looking ahead to the future. As I reflect on UBC’s first 100 years, I am also looking ahead to UBC’s future as an eminent public research university.
To help secure this future, UBC is embarking upon a comprehensive strategic planning process. Our new strategic plan will serve as a road map as we embark upon UBC’s second century. The strategic plan will help us focus even more intently on our core priorities of education and research. It will allow the UBC community to define our collective priorities and the means by which we can build upon the achievements of the past century.
You can respond to these questions online at https://survey.ubc.ca/s/strategic_planning_launch/. Please provide me with your thoughts by January 20, 2017. Your ideas are a very important part of the planning process. I will share your insights with a steering committee of faculty, staff, students and other members of the UBC community and publish some of the best ideas on a strategic planning website.
This is your first opportunity to be involved with the strategic planning process, and it’s an important one because it will help to shape our early work. In January, we will explain the different ways in which you can help build the plan that will shape UBC’s next century.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Professor Santa J. Ono
President and Vice-Chancellor