History of Strategic Planning at the University of Regina


The 2020-2025 strategic planning process began in August 2019, with the selection of the facilitation team chair and 13 volunteers. With the assistance of Deloitte, an external consulting firm, the team crafted an engagement strategy to incorporate the views and ideas from the University’s many stakeholders – students, faculty, alumni, local communities, Indigenous Elders, industry partners and government representatives. From October 2019 to January 2020, more than 1,300 individuals took part, participating in a range of town halls, focus groups, world cafés, and one-on-one consultations. The team’s goal was to include anyone interested in participating, and tried to do so with humility and integrity. The plan’s initial draft was then presented to more than 45 internal and external councils, deliberative bodies, and informal working groups to fine-tune and balance the diverse and sometimes contradictory interests embodied in the University’s many supporters. We believe that this 5-year plan - All Our Relations: kahkiyaw kiwâhkômâkaninawak - is the culmination of that dialogue and will serve to contribute to the University of Regina's success over the next 50 years.


In the winter of 2014, the 2015-2020 strategic planning cycle began with the formation of a 15-person facilitation team. Through extensive face-to-face consultation sessions, student postcard suggestions, e-mail submissions, and web-based fora, blogs, and online forms, the team listened to the thoughts, ideas and dreams people had for the University of Regina for the next five years and beyond. The result was the University of Regina’s 2015-2020 Strategic Plan - peyak aski kikawinaw: Together We Are Stronger (1.5 MB) PDF icon.

For a video summary of the university's achievements related to this plan, please watch the U of R Strategic Plan 2015-2020 Summary Video on YouTube.

For detail on progress toward the goals of this plan, please click here (2.8 MB) PDF icon.


Soon after taking up her post at the University of Regina in 2008, President Vianne Timmons initiated the creation of the 2009-2014 strategic plan. Consultations involving more than 100 meetings with faculty, staff, students, alumni, retirees, administrators, government officials, professional organizations, and educational partners, as well as more than 40 written submissions and over 1,100 responses to a series of online surveys, fed the creation of the strategic plan, mâmawohkamâtowin: Our Work, Our People, Our Communities (360 KB) PDF icon , which was approved by the University’s Board of Governors on July 16, 2009. 

The implementation of this Plan strengthened the University in a number of key areas. For more detail, read Accomplishments and Achievements (139 KB) PDF icon


In February 2002, following several years of discussion and internal consultation regarding the mission of the University of Regina and its future directions, a strategic plan was adopted, Reaching Our Potential: Planning For Progress 2002-2006 (246 KB) PDF icon.

This plan was refreshed in November 2004 with the approval by the Board of Governors of Building on Progress: The Plan for 2004-2009 (272 KB) PDF icon. The updated plan included, for the first time, a performance measurement framework (PMF), a form of balanced scorecard, for monitoring progress with respect to the plan. The PMF has become a continuing feature of University of Regina planning and a prominent component of the University’s annual reports.