Vision, Goals & Values

Our new strategic vision celebrates our past and looks forward 25 years, with goals and actions crafted to ensure we continue to deliver life-changing education — creating leaders who change the world.

Our vision

Inspiring people with the courage to transform the world.

Our goals

  • Any age, any stage, any place: We’re an engine of lifelong learning for students no matter where they are in the world, their careers and their lives. 
  • Explore, share, advance: We support interdisciplinary research that pushes boundaries, removes barriers and finds solutions to today’s critical issues. 
  • Invite in, venture out: We engage communities locally, nationally and globally — leaning into partnerships, learning from others and warmly welcoming all people.
  • Vibrant and sustainable: We champion a sustainable campus with leading-edge infrastructure and online platforms — one that is a top workplace in Canada and takes action on reconciliation, diversity, equity and inclusion.

Our values

CARING A diverse and supportive community for our students, faculty and staff.

CREATIVE Innovation in all we do; we continually seek new and better ways to do things.

COURAGEOUS Bold in our actions; we welcome challenges and take thoughtful risks.

Our commitments

  • Build on our strengths in applied and professional programming, inter- and transdisciplinarity, and innovative delivery
  • Grow our innovative and entrepreneurial culture, and respond quickly to changes in the workplace and society.
  • Enhance the inclusion and engagement of people of diverse backgrounds and ideas in all aspects of university life.
  • Implement the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and honour the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
  • Advance sustainability in all our academic programs and operations, with a focus on the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Promote research and education to tackle the climate crisis, rapid advances in technology and interconnected social, economic and political challenges.