History of Strategic Planning


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 has become a prominent component of the university’s annual reports.


Soon after taking up her post at the University of Regina in 2008, President Vianne Timmons initiated the creation of the next 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 has strengthened the University in a number of key areas. For more detail, read Accomplishments and Achievements (139 KB) PDF icon


In the winter of 2014, the next strategic planning cycle was begun 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 have for the University of Regina for the next five years and beyond. The result is peyak aski kikawinaw: Together We Are Stronger (1.5 MB) PDF icon the University of Regina’s 2015-2020 Strategic Plan.