The University and Faculty plans were developed concurrently with numerous opportunities for alignment.

›  The Provost’s Office established a Strategic Plan Advisory Committee (SPAC), with representatives from each faculty and stakeholder group. This committee regularly provided advice and feedback to guide the development of the 2020-2025 strategic plan.

›  Numerous opportunities also existed for broad-based stakeholder input to the University plan, mainly through a series of open consultations in the fall of 2018. In October, 2018, the Waterloo’s Institutional Analysis and Planning department facilitated a ‘Bridge to 2020’ consultation within the Faculty of Environment.

›  Moving forward, the faculty’s plan will be mapped onto the University’s plan in order to prioritize and coordinate actions that contribute to the achievement of both.


Following the adoption of the Faculty of Environment Strategic Plan, 2020-2025, task forces will be established to develop the implementation of the various key priorities. Composition of each task force will vary to reflect the nature of the initiative. Recommendations will be reviewed through the normal administrative channels. Implementation of recommendations with financial implications will be aligned with the Faculty’s budget planning processes.

The resulting implementation plan will be a living document as reflected in the accompanying document, Implementation of Together for a sustainable future. In this document, the objectives and pathways to implementation are specified while the specific indicators of success will populate the third column of the tracking document. The faculty’s leadership will report annually to Faculty Council on progress.

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