UVic’s second annual report on the Strategic Framework

- University of Victoria

On May 29, 2018, after months of consultation with more than 2,500 members of the UVic community, the Board of Governors approved A Strategic Framework for the University of Victoria: 2018–2023. It officially launched on Sept. 19, 2018.

The second annual Strategic Framework Implementation Report builds on the efforts of the first year, emphasizing new initiatives, and highlighting accomplishments over the past year towards achieving the university’s shared vision and goals. This report also acts as a record of how the university community responded to the COVID-19 pandemic so far.

The report highlights major institutional initiatives—a new UVic central website, the opening of the Student Wellness Centre and 24/7 mental health program, and the Health Sciences Initiative—and also tells the story of our dedication to the highest standards of teaching, research and creative activity, and service during the pandemic.

More than $1.4 million in funding was provided to approximately 2,000 students through the UVic COVID-19 Emergency Bursary to help with a variety of needs, from housing to technology for online learning. UVic researchers pivoted their efforts to create necessities like face shields and hand sanitizer, while students, faculty and staff successfully shifted to online learning, teaching and remote work.

While there is no question that this past year has been unlike any other, all that we have accomplished together in the shadow of the COVID-19 crisis is truly remarkable.
Jamie Cassels, UVic President

The report continues to honour UVic’s commitment to accountability and transparency. Guided by the framework, UVic continues to make progress on our vision to be the Canadian research university that best integrates outstanding scholarship, engaged learning and real-life involvement to contribute to a better future for people and the planet.

The Strategic Framework Implementation Report 2019/20 is available as a downloadable PDF.


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