About Our Planning

 

Western has been working to engage all members of the campus community in the process of envisioning our future.

Together, we're developing 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 have been exploring new ideas and imagining what the next chapter in Western’s amazing future might look like.

As part of a rigorous review process, a draft of the strategic plan has been submitted to Senate for feedback, as well as the Board of Governors.

I hope you’ll continue joining me in this journey.

Alan Shepard

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President & Vice-Chancellor
Chair, Strategic Planning Steering Committee

Consultation Calendar

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

September 2020


  • Senior Leader Retreats
  • Board of Governors Retreat
  • Deans Retreat

October to December 2020


  • Formation of Strategic Planning Steering Committee (SPSC)
  • SPSC Meetings
  • Selected Alumni Meetings

January 2021


  • Faculty and Unit-based consultations
  • January 4 – Senate Committee on University Planning (SCUP)
  • January 20 – General Submission Form Opened
  • 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


  • General Submission Form (closed March 16)
  • March – Facilities Management Staff
  • March – Hospitality Staff
  • March 1-21 – Social Media Surveys
  • March 3 - PMA Executive
  • March 5 - Music Graduate Student Townhall
  • March 8 - Ivey Faculty Townhall
  • March 8 - Western Communications Townhall
  • March 10 - Hospitality Management Townhall
  • March 11 - Human Resources Townhall
  • March 12 - Graduate Education Council
  • March 15 - Faculty of Science Townhall
  • March 16 - Office of the Registrar Townhall
  • March 16 - Western Libraries Townhall
  • March 17 - FIMS Townhall
  • March 18 - Western Libraries Townhall
  • March 18 - International Student Sessions
  • March 23 - General Student Forums
  • March 23 - Western Research Townhall
  • March 24 - Faculty of Science Townhall
  • March 24 - University Advancement Staff Townhall
  • March 26 - Faculty of Arts & Humanities
  • March 25 - International Student Sessions
  • March 30 - Facilities Management Staff
  • March 30 - International Faculty Focus Group
  • March 31 - Faculty of Science Townhall
  • March 31 - General Student Forums

*President’s Advisory Committee on Environment & Sustainability

For additional information on Western's Strategic Planning process, email strategicplan@uwo.ca.

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.