Imagine 2030

An innovative strategic planning exercise.

To achieve their dreams and aspirations, people and organizations need to plan and map out the road to their future. With this in mind, the University of Ottawa is launching an innovative strategic planning exercise – Imagine 2030 – that will help define the long-term future of the university.

Over the next eight months, we will call on the creativity of the university community – students, faculty, staff, alumni, donors and key stakeholders – to participate in co-creating a new vision for our future.

Under the leadership of David Graham, Provost and Vice-President, Academic Affairs, Imagine 2030 will proceed through several phases with a goal of presenting the Board of Governors with a new Strategic Plan in May 2019.

Via this website, social media, and innovative face-to-face meetings and events, we will be looking for maximum engagement and input. We will be looking for bold and creative ideas and suggestions about the best path forward.


The Planning Phases

Phase One
Validation of key aspirations
November - December 2018
Phase Two
Ideation - Co-creation
January - April 2019
Phase Three
Data Analysis
April - May 2019
Phase Four
Action Plan Development
May 2019
Phase Five
Presentation to the Board of Governors
May 2019

Getting Started

Phase One
Validation of key aspirations
November - December 2018

In the next six weeks, we will lay the foundation for Imagine 2030. During this phase, the University community is asked to examine and help shape a set of foundational aspirations to guide the remainder of the process. These aspirations will remain constant regardless of the future direction we choose.

Here are some questions to help you formulate a response: Do you agree that these are the essential core aspirations? Do they express the key aspirations and the mission of the University? What have we overlooked, if anything? Can they be expressed better?

Find out more about the proposed key aspirations below and give us your feedback and comments.

Key aspirations

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