I want to thank the UWaterloo campus community, and our partners in the Waterloo region and around the world, for all your well wishes as I look ahead to my second term as president. I appreciate all the kind messages.
I’m humbled by the invitation to serve a second term, and to keep working shoulder to shoulder with an incredible community of academic, administrative, student, and civic leaders to deliver on Waterloo’s mission and mandate.
Our strategic plan gives UWaterloo a great foundation to build on, and in the near term we’ll continue implementation with a specific focus on:
- enriching the campus experience for our students, faculty, and staff, to develop the most intellectually stimulating and collegial environment possible;
- building on our signature strength of experiential and co-operative education;
- attracting the top students, faculty and staff from across Canada and around the world; and
- being a champion of collaboration to further Canada’s innovation agenda.
These are ambitious goals - achieving them will take a terrific team and many great partners.
Which is exactly why I know we can do it.