The Waterloo at 100 long-term visioning exercise continues after we held several key consultations in July. We have paused consultations in August as we develop a draft document to support further engagement in the fall term.
Our recent consultations with students, faculty and staff revealed a collective desire to focus our talents on the complex challenges facing humanity. The Waterloo community aspires to elevate student experience while expanding research opportunities for them and giving students early exposure to real-world problems in academic programs.
What we’re hearing
As we continue hearing from diverse voices during our Waterloo at 100 consultations, we are humbled by, and grateful for, the passion and insights coming from this community. As the University prepares for its long-term future, we are hearing imaginative solutions to challenges that will enable Waterloo to lead in inclusive and sustainable ways.
As our current Strategic Plan enters its final year, I am pleased to announce that the University of Waterloo is launching a process to develop a new plan for the period of 2020-2025.
Over the next 12 months we will examine our achievements on the current plan, develop transition strategies to ensure that we stay on course with our achievements so far and begin to prepare for the new plan. Two foundational stages of the development process will be taking place. These stages are:
December 6th is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women in Canada. This year will mark the 28th anniversary of the tragic events that took place in 1989 at l'École Polytechnique de Montréal.
On Thursday, December 17, President Hamdullahpur shared the following video message with the University of Waterloo community.
This article originally appeared in the Friday, June 26, 2015 edition of the Daily Bulletin.
This month has been a busy and exciting one for both the University and for me. There has been so much to celebrate and there is much more to come.