University of Regina launches new Strategic Plan

Posted: January 13, 2015 1:45 p.m.

(L to R) Chair, University of Regina Board of Governors, Lee Elliott; University President, Dr. Vianne Timmons; and Chair, Strategic Plan Facilitation Team, Dr. Joe Piwowar.
(L to R) Chair, University of Regina Board of Governors, Lee Elliott; University President, Dr. Vianne Timmons; and Chair, Strategic Plan Facilitation Team, Dr. Joe Piwowar. Photo: U of R Photography

The University of Regina officially launched its 2015-2020 Strategic Plan today. Entitled peyak aski kikawinaw – Cree for “We are one with Mother Earth” – the plan was approved unanimously by the University’s Board of Governors.

The Strategic Plan identifies three key areas of priority – student success, research impact, and commitment to communities. It also highlights two overarching areas of emphasis – Indigenization and sustainability – that thread throughout each priority and will inform work on the University’s campuses.

A 15-member Facilitation Team developed the plan, gathering input from hundreds of faculty, staff, students, alumni, community members, and other University stakeholders and community partners.

President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Regina, Dr. Vianne Timmons says the plan came at an opportune time as the University is well positioned to build on its strong history and ensure the long-term growth and success of the institution.  

“Focusing on our key priority areas is crucial for our success over the next five years and beyond,” said University of Regina President, Dr. Vianne Timmons. “Over the past five years, we have implemented many important initiatives to support the success of our Aboriginal students, faculty and staff, and to Indigenize the University. We will continue to build on this good work as we move forward with our new plan, while also looking to increase our commitment to sustainability,” said Timmons, adding that within the plan, sustainability encompasses economic, cultural, social, and environmental sustainability.

To learn more about the University’s 2015-2020 Strategic Plan, peyak aski kikawinaw, visit: www.uregina.ca/strategic-plan.