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Vision2022 Strategic Planning Process for the University of Waterloo School of Optometry and Vision Science (WOVS)

The essence of a strategic planning process is to respond to the following questions:

  • Where are we now?

  • Where do we want to be?

  • How do we get there?

  • How will we know when we’re there?

The result will be a narrative map that communicates where our School wants to go and identifies how it intends to get there…

Get Involved with WOVS Vision2022!

Following the first meeting of the Strategic Planning Steering Committee (SPSC) on March 7, 2017, a web-based consultation process will launch an interactive conversation between the SPSC and the WOVS community that will include our students, staff, faculty, including research and clinical professionals, as well as peers and colleagues from across the University. We will also be seeking input from national and international opinion leaders across sectors to ensure that we obtain a 360° perspective on our strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and challenges.

Analysis of the information received from our consultation process will identify subsequent opportunities for more in-depth feedback through small group meetings on priority issues. This will ensure that we clearly understand our planning context and environment as well as the opportunities available to us to advance strategically in priority areas.

In spring 2017, an interactive workshop will be held to move from analysis to prioritization of goals and objectives to guide the development of our School to 2022.

A draft plan will be widely circulated in summer 2017 for comment, feedback and discussion. The SPSC will take that feedback and finalize a strategic plan for approval, public release and implementation in fall 2017.


The success of this strategic planning process depends upon your input and engagement. The SPSC invite your comments in person or by email at any time throughout this planning process. All input to this strategic planning process will be carefully reviewed by the SPSC. We look forward to working with you over the coming months to plot an inspirational and dynamic path forward for our University’s School of Optometry and Vision Science!