New strategic plan will guide Faculty for next five years

Monday, November 4, 2019

Waterloo Engineering’s Strategic Plan 2020-2025 was launched this week to ensure the Faculty is recognized as the epicentre of innovation and entrepreneurship for Canada and the world.

The Faculty’s third formal strategic plan is intended to direct Waterloo Engineering activities for the next five years.Cover of strategic plan 2020-2025

The document is based on the Faculty’s vision with the goal of inspiring leaders to define new frontiers in education, entrepreneurship and research to better serve society and create a better future for generations to come.

Strategic Plan 2020-2025 is the result of a two-year process. Led by the Engineering Planning Committee, it involved comprehensive self-studies by the Faculty’s departments, schools and administrative units as well as wide consultation with faculty members, staff and students.

The plan was produced by synthesizing the goals submitted from each department, school and administrative unit. In the coming months, the units will continue to develop their individual strategic and implementation plans, including performance targets and outcomes for the next five years.

The results of this work will be presented in Winter 2020 as the Academic Plan 2020-2025. The reports will be posted online and available only to Waterloo Engineering students, staff and faculty through an authorized login.

Building on success of previous plans

Over the last two years, five priorities and their accompanying goals were identified, which will continue the momentum that already exists to ensure an environment that enhances opportunities for Waterloo Engineering students, researchers and staff members to pursue their aspirations.

“With optimism and clarity, Waterloo Engineering’s 2020-2025 strategic plan builds on the success of our previous strategic plan and will further our quest to become the epicentre of world’s technology talent,” said Waterloo Engineering Dean Pearl Sullivan in a memo sent to engineering staff, faculty and students.

The Faculty created its strategic plan in parallel to the University of Waterloo’s strategic plan, which is also intended to direct activities from 2020 to 2025.

Throughout the development process of the University-wide plan, knowledge sharing took place between Waterloo Engineering and University administration representatives to ensure integration and collaboration. The Faculty will continue to engage in the implementation of the University’s strategic plan.

Comments on Waterloo Engineering's Strategic Plan 2020-2025 are welcome.  Please send feedback to the Faculty's director of planning. 

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