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Board approves 2018-21 Planning and Budget Framework

The Board of Governors approved the University of Victoria’s budget of $369.1 million for fiscal 2018/19 at its March 27 meeting. The university's new Strategic Framework, Strategic Research Plan, Campus Plan, Communications and Marketing Plan, Employment Equity Plan, Indigenous Plan and International Plan all provide important direction in identifying priorities and allocating financial resources across the university. UVic operating costs are funded by two sources: government grants, accounting for 50 per cent of operating revenues, and student fees, accounting for 37 per cent of revenues. The provincial grant for 2018/19 is expected to increase by $6.3 million for bargaining compensation and support for 50 new full-time equivalent student seats in an expanded computer science and engineering program.

Strategic Enrolment Management plan

UVic’s SEM planning process began in January of this year and is based on our new Strategic Framework for the university. SEM planning creates a process and framework for us to align recruitment and retention functions with major planning documents like the Strategic Framework, our International and Indigenous plans. We anticipate that the SEM plan will outline 6 key enrolment goals that can be achieved within a 5-10 year window. The plan is not about quick fixes or immediate changes. It is about incremental changes over time that are closely aligned with our institutional aspirations and directions.

Call for nominations: Provost's Award in Engaged Scholarship

The Vice-President Academic and Provost is pleased to invite nominations for the Provost's Award in Engaged Scholarship (PAES). This notable award has been established to recognize tenured faculty members who have achieved great distinction as community-engaged scholars. Up to two engaged scholar awards will be granted this academic year.