Indigenous values guide new U of R strategic plan
- EFN Staff | June 27, 2020
The University of Regina has released a new five-year strategic plan that is built on the Indigenous concept of relationships.
The plan, entitled All Our Relations, or Kahkiyaw kiwȃhkomȃkȃninawak in Cree, will guide the University through the next five years.
“With 2020 marking the end of the University of Regina’s 2015-2020 strategic plan peyak aski kikawinaw: Together We Are Stronger, it was time for us to embark on the creation of a new plan to guide us through the next five years,” Roger Brandvold Chair of the University’s Board of Governors said in a media release.
The plan has five areas of focus:
- Discovery – Where teaching and research come together, daring discovery occurs.
- Truth and Reconciliation – We are committed to Reconciliation through our teaching, research, and community service efforts
- Well-being and Belonging – We recognize the importance of well-being and belonging to the success of our students, faculty, staff, and community.
- Environment and Climate Action – We value and want to strengthen our connections with the environment.
- Impact and Identity – We will look to broaden our partnerships, further develop our identity, and increase our social impact as the University of Regina prepares to celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2024.
The plan was developed over eight months, with consultation and input from the university community and beyond. It incorporated voices from more than 1,300 students, faculty, alumni, local communities, Indigenous representatives, and industry and government partners.
“With these collectively developed areas of focus and a series of concrete goals for the next five years, we can begin to operationalize the plan in the weeks and months ahead,” said Dr. Thomas Chase, Interim President, and Vice-Chancellor. “I look forward to working with our Faculties and units across the entire University to see where we can grow, how our work fits into the larger institutional and societal picture, and what roles each of us will play in shaping the University of Regina’s future.”
The full 2020-2025 strategic plan can be found at www.uregina.ca/strategic-plan/.