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The Strategic Planning Steering Committee has now completed consultations with Western students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members. More than 3,600 inputs have been received. We appreciate your feedback.
Learn more about what we heard.

View the videos below to explore the key themes discussed.

Energizing our research, scholarship and creative activity

Embracing an ambitious research culture that values collaboration, interdisciplinarity, innovation and risk-taking.

Providing a transformational student experience

Exploring the full student experience (graduate and undergraduate) - academics, research, leadership, entrepreneurship, national and international learning opportunities, and student life.

Building partnerships

Building local, national and international partnerships are critical to Western's success.

Equity, diversity and inclusion

Embedding equity, diversity and inclusion into Western’s culture.

Leading in Sustainability

Environmental and social, local and global.

Fostering the sense of belonging

Ensuring students, faculty, staff and alumni feel part of the Western community.

Innovating in Teaching and Learning

Experiential learning, lifelong learning, technology and data literacy, in-person classroom experiences, online learning and professional development.