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

To: Faculty and staff in Vancouver and the Okanagan

As you may be aware, UBC is in the midst of a comprehensive strategic planning process. UBC’s Next Century will serve as a road map, helping 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.

Firstly, I would like to thank all of you who have submitted comments to date, whether through the initial online survey, via the website or during our 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/.

Your feedback has been shared with a Steering Committee made up of faculty, staff, students and alumni. The committee has considered these comments, along with other input, and identified draft strategic priorities for further consultation. We are now at the stage of inviting your input on these draft strategic priorities, with a series of open house events.

I encourage you to join the discussion and help shape UBC’s future. The event details are as follows:

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

You can find further details at http://president.ubc.ca/strategic-initiatives/provide-your-input/.

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

As I have stated before, this is a great opportunity to help shape the future of our university. Whatever your role at UBC, I hope you will attend one of the events or share your thoughts via the survey.

Together we can transform an already outstanding institution from excellence to eminence.

Professor Santa J. Ono
President and Vice-Chancellor