Strategic Directions

Board of Regents


October 21: at the 2015 State of the University Address, Dr. Annette Trimbee formally unveiled the newly-affirmed Strategic Directions for UWinnipeg, developed from the extensive consultations with UWinnipeg community stakeholders that took place in recent months.

The Strategic Directions —Academic Excellence and Renewal; Student Experience and Success; Indigenization; Research Excellence, Knowledge Mobilization and Impact; and Financial and Institutional Resilence — are articulated in context in the document titled "Growing Leaders" which may be viewed above or downloaded at the link below.

In the coming year we will draw on faculty, staff, students, and external stakeholders to provide their input as we develop an interlinked Academic Plan and Research Plan, a Strategic Enrolment Framework, a plan for Indigenization, and a Financial Resources plan that includes capital development. These documents will outline our specific actions and metrics that will advance our strategic directions, made within the context of our proposed three-year budget.

 Strategic Directions Booklet [PDF]


July 3, 2015 – Update

During April and May, just under 220 people attended one or more of the 11 Strategic Directions workshops held on campus. The workshops were run in a small group format and many in-depth and important conversations were had. In addition to these workshops, 18 written submissions were received from individuals and groups. A summary of the workshops and submissions is presented below in our “What We Heard” document. Feedback is welcome until August 15, 2015. Please email your comments to uwdirections15@uwinnipeg.ca

Over the summer, a final document will be prepared outlining the Strategic Directions for UWinnipeg. This document will be presented to the Board of Regents in the Fall.

Thank you to everyone who participated.

UWinnipeg Strategic Directions – What We Heard [pdf]


Under the leadership of the Board of Regents and President & Vice-Chancellor Dr. Annette Trimbee, The University of Winnipeg will be engaging faculty, staff, students, community members and other stakeholders in a discussion around strategic direction. After a decade of growth and change, we want to take the time to pause and reflect on our current state, the environment within which we operate, and engage in conversation and decision making about the direction and priorities of our institution.

Over the next few weeks we will be holding a series of workshops on campus. The goal of this process is to provide a clearly articulated framework that can be used to guide strategic decisions at UWinnipeg.

The process will be guided by a series of questions posed by the Board of Regents. These questions are included in the Strategic Directions Discussion Guide.

The Strategic Directions Discussion Guide can also be downloaded by section here:

Introduction

Section 1: University Programs and Student Body

Section 2: Indigenous Knowledge, Peoples, and Inclusion 

Section 3: Research

Section 4: Impact and Knowledge Mobilization

Section 5: Governance

Appendices

Dates and times for the Strategic Directions Workshops:

For the workshops, the five sections of the discussion guide will be divided into two theme areas. Each workshop will focus on one of the theme areas.

Theme Group A: University Programs & Student Body; Indigenous Knowledge, Peoples, and Inclusion; Governance

Theme Group B: Research; Impact & Knowledge Mobilization; Governance

*All workshops will take place in Convocation Hall – located on the 2nd floor of Wesley Hall*


Monday, March 23

11:30am – 1:30pm (Theme B) – Research, impact, knowledge mobilization, governance

Tuesday, March 24

8:00am – 10:00am (Theme A) – University programs and student body, Indigenous teaching and learning, governance

Wednesday, March 25

8:30am – 10:30am (Theme B) – Research, impact, knowledge mobilization, governance

5:00pm – 7:00pm (Theme A) – University programs and student body, Indigenous teaching and learning, governance

Tuesday, March 31

8:00am – 10:00am (Theme B) – Research, impact, knowledge mobilization, governance

1:00pm – 3:00pm (Theme A) – University programs and student body, Indigenous teaching and learning, governance *THIS SESSION IS NOW FULL*

5:00pm – 7:00pm (Theme B) – Research, impact, knowledge mobilization, governance

Wednesday, April 1

4:00pm – 6:00pm (Theme A) – University programs and student body, Indigenous teaching and learning, governance

Monday, April 13

10:00am - 12:00pm: (Theme A) – University programs and student body, Indigenous teaching and learning, governance

Tuesday, April 14

1:00pm -3:00pm: (Theme B) – Research, impact, knowledge mobilization, governance

Wednesday, April 15

9:00am - 11:00am: (Theme C) - ‘indigenization’


Anyone who is interested in participating in one of these workshop dates can RSVP with the date and time to UWdirections15@uwinnipeg.ca

Refreshments will be provided. Please indicate any dietary restrictions in your email.

More information will be added here to the FAQ page.

Written Submissions

Those who can't attend workshops are invited to submit responses to the questions posed in the Strategic Directions Discussion Guide directly through email to uwdirections15@uwinnipeg.ca.

Please take the time to indicate which questions you are responding to or use this Word Document as a template for submitting your answers.

The deadline for written submissions is April 30th, 2015.