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.

Throughout the strategic planning exercise, 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 Strategic Framework in June 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 - March 2019
Phase Three
Data Analysis
January - March 2019
Phase Four
Strategic Framework Development
April - May 2019
Phase Five
Finalization and Approval of the Strategic Framework
May - June 2019

Phase Three
Data Analysis
January - March 2019

In January, we entered Phase III of the strategic planning process. During this phase, we compiled, categorized and analyzed the many comments we received from the community during Phase II. This rigorous analysis, under the leadership of Louis Simard, associate professor at the Faculty of Social Sciences School of Political Studies, resulted in a synthesis report as well as an executive summary.

The executive summary (pdf, 576.35 KB) is now available. It contains the data analysis methodology and key findings.

We invite you to review it and to go on our Imagine 2030 comments page to submit your feedback.

If you would like to receive a copy of the full synthesis report, contact us.

The strategic framework is currently being drafted. It will be presented to the Executive Committee of the Senate, the full Senate and the Board of Governors in the next few weeks. We encourage you to visit this page regularly for updates on next steps.

Thank you for sharing your experience, your vision and your opinions with us.

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