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University of Regina announces new Strategic Plan

News Release Release Date: January 13, 2015 12:00 p.m.

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.

“The strength of this plan is a direct result of the collaborative nature that was central to its development,” said Lee Elliott, Chair of the University of Regina Board of Governors. “This is a collective vision for the future that the University of Regina community can be proud of.”

Work stemming from the University’s 2009-2014 Strategic Plan, entitled mâmawohkamâtowin: Our Work, Our People, Our Communities, resulted in consistent growth in enrolment, including setting new enrolment records, increasing the Aboriginal student population by 50 per cent and doubling the number of international students.

President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Regina, Dr. Vianne Timmons says 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 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.

Also included within the plan is the University’s new vision statement – “The University of Regina aspires to be a national leader in developing educated contributors, career-ready learners, and global citizens, and in generating meaningful, high-impact scholarship.”

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

 

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