What’s next for UBC? Help shape our priorities.

To: Students in Vancouver and the Okanagan

UBC is in the midst of a strategic planning process. UBC’s Next Century will serve as a road map, to help us focus even more intently on our core activities of education and research. It also provides an opportunity for you to help shape the priorities that will influence our university for years to come.

In recent weeks, we’ve asked for comments through an online survey and a Facebook Live event. We recently posted some reports outlining what we have heard so far — you can find them at http://president.ubc.ca/strategic-initiatives/creating-our-strategic-plan/.

We are now at the point of seeking your input once again, this time on our draft strategic priorities through a series of open house events. I encourage you to join the discussion and bring your ideas for how UBC can continue to evolve as we enter our next century.

The event dates are:

UBC Okanagan
March 20 (Fipke Centre foyer)
March 30 (Fipke Centre foyer)

UBC Point Grey
March 23 (The Nest)
March 28 (Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre)

UBC Robson Square
March 27

William A. Webber Medical Student & Alumni Centre
March 29

More details can be found at http://president.ubc.ca/strategic-initiatives/provide-your-input/.

If you are not able to join us at one of the events, there will be additional opportunities to share your ideas. A survey about the priorities, core commitments and challenges will be launched during the week of March 20. You will receive a personal email invitation to complete this survey — so please look out for it.

This is a great opportunity to help shape the future of our university. Whatever program you are taking at UBC, I hope you will get involved.

Professor Santa J. Ono
President and Vice-Chancellor