• Strategic Planning at UNBC

    Strategic Planning at UNBC

UNBC has matured into a celebrated research-intensive and learner-centred university. Coordinated strategic planning helps the University in its pursuit of ideas, the creation and dissemination of knowledge, and meeting the needs of the communities we serve through teaching, research and service. This helps retain the vision of the 16,000 people who came together in the late 1980s to create a University in the North, for the North as a core value.

Be it long-term community-oriented strategic planning, mid-term financial and capital planning, or integrated operational planning supporting day-to-day activities, strategic planning helps set the goals and directions that support future waves of students, professors, staff, programs, research, community partnerships, and more.

Strategic Planning Renewal Launch

About 2023 strategic planning

UNBC has begun an extensive consultation process with a survey and a series of one-on-one interviews, focus groups, and town halls planned between November 2022 and February 2023. During this consultation phase, we are asking the community for input on what they see for UNBC in the future. We will undertake a second round of consultations in late spring to check back in and provide an opportunity for people to give feedback on key elements of the draft plan before it is finalized.

Strategic planning process overview

1: Strategic Assessment Development

  • September 2022 to February 2023
    • February 2023 - Strategic Assessment

2a: Community Engagement

  • November 2022 to June 2023

2b: Strategic Plan Development

  • November 2022 to June 2023
    • April 2023 - Draft Strategic Framework
    • June 2023 - Final Strategic Framework and Strategic Plan content

3: Reviews, Approvals and Production

  • June to September 2023
    • August 2023 - Final Strategic Plan

4: Roll-out and Cascade

  • September 2023 - Strategic Plan Launch