Shaping UBC’s Next Century sets out our collective vision, purpose, values, goals and strategies for the years ahead. It provides a roadmap to help UBC reach its potential and a mechanism through which we can be held accountable. Our strategic focus is articulated within the plan as themes and core areas. Success is dependent on the continued engagement and contribution of all members of the UBC community. We recognize that implementation will require sustained leadership, activity and resources. Shaping UBC’s Next Century will help guide the way to the future.
The various elements of the plan and how they interact are summarized in this graphic.
Vision, Purpose & Values
In developing this plan, we have renewed our vision and purpose as a university, reflecting our ongoing commitment to excellence in the academic mission, to citizenship and to positive change. Five enduring values underpin all our activities, interactions and decisions — from classrooms and laboratories, to committees and leadership, to our interactions with the world.
This plan provides a road map to help UBC reach its potential and a mechanism through which we can be held accountable. Our vision is further articulated with ten goals — the UBC Promise.
Three themes – inclusion, collaboration and innovation – represent key opportunities for transformational change in how we work.
These cross-cutting priorities will enhance our academic impact in an increasingly complex and interconnected world. They are imperatives to achieving the vision and goals of the plan. Meaningful progress will require clear leadership and firm action to enable changes in culture and practice.