About Our Planning

 

Western has begun a series of initiatives designed to engage all members of the campus community in the process of envisioning our future.

Together, we will develop Western’s next strategic plan.

The existing plan, Achieving Excellence on the World Stage , was adopted in January 2014 and has served us well.

The timing is right to look ahead to a new era filled with new challenges and opportunities for Western. Through a series of engagement opportunities, we will explore new ideas and imagine what the next chapter in Western’s amazing future might look like.

I hope you’ll join me in this journey.

Alan Shepard

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President & Vice-Chancellor
Chair, Strategic Planning Steering Committee

Consultation Calendar

Consultations will take place through theme groups, employee consultations, faculty and unit-based submissions and surveys, offering a wide range of opportunities to contribute.

January 2021


  • Faculty and Unit-based consultations
  • January 4 – Senate Committee on University Planning (SCUP)
  • January 20 – General Submission Form Opens
  • January 20 - Faculty of Law Retreat
  • January 27 - Western Leaders' Forum
  • January 28 – Student Experience Staff Townhall

February 2021


  • Faculty and Unit-based consultations
  • General Submission Form
  • February 2 - Music Faculty Townhall
  • February 4 – Professional Network Forum
  • February 5 - Music Student Townhall
  • February 8 – UWOSA Staff Forum
  • February 9 – Police and Fire Safety Staff
  • February 11 - Faculty of Education Townhall
  • February 11 - Western International Staff Townhall
  • February 12 – Senate
  • February 17 - Faculty of Health Sciences Townhall
  • February 17 - Ivey Business School Staff Townhall
  • February 23 - PACES* Consultation
  • February 23 - Music Faculty Townhall
  • February 26 - UWOFA Board
  • February 1-28 – Social Media Surveys

March 2021


  • Faculty and Unit-based consultations
  • General Submission Form
  • March – Facilities Management Staff
  • March – Hospitality Staff
  • March – Townhalls
  • March – Student Forums
  • March 1-21 – Social Media Surveys
  • March 3 - PMA Executive
  • March 15 - Faculty of Science Townhall
  • March 24 - Faculty of Science Townhall
  • March 24 - University Advancement Staff Townhall
  • March 31 - Faculty of Science Townhall

*President’s Advisory Committee on Environment & Sustainability

Dates subject to change. Check back regularly for additional opportunities or email strategicplan@uwo.ca for details.

Strategic Planning
Steering Committee

The Strategic Planning Steering Committee is made up of 21 members nominated by an open nomination process, ten appointed or elected members and six Ex Officio members.

The SPSC has divided into seven important theme groups.

Terms
of Reference

Full Terms of Reference for the Strategic Planning Steering Committee are posted online, including: An overview of the Committee; Membership and Procedure; and the Selection Process.