We have articulated the UBC Science plan around four core areas: people, research, education, and engagement.

Consistent with UBC's university-wide strategic plan, this framework helps ensure attention to our community, relationship-building, continued academic development, and renewal. Our work is underpinned by objectives that help us prioritize activity and allocate resources accordingly, and we hold ourselves accountable to these goals.

Each core area has three strategies. While each strategy is anchored in one area, they are all interconnected. The strategies will be advanced through a combination of Faculty initiatives and work that is driven by academic units or individual members of UBC Science.

Accountability and Implementation

Guided by our objectives and strategies, we will collectively identify actions, responsibilities, and milestones annually. We will take a data-based, systematic, and collaborative approach to tracking and reporting our progress accordingly. Indicative strategic measures are outlined in each core area.

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We will work to further develop an inclusive and supportive community that embraces diversity, helping people build richer lives through meaningful connections within UBC Science and beyond.

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We will expand research excellence and impact across disciplines in the service of both society and fundamental science.

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We will promote and enable student success through leadership in pedagogy, inclusive education, and a holistic approach to student support.

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We will strengthen the external orientation and bilateral connections of UBC Science to enhance our public contributions and to enrich the learning of our scholars and students.

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Musqueam First Nation land acknowledegement

UBC Science acknowledges that the UBC Point Grey campus is situated on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm.

Learn more: Musqueam First Nation

Strategic Plan

Program Contact
Deborah Watt
E-mail watt@science.ubc.ca

Faculty of Science

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