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UNBC launches new strategic plan

UNBC hopes to take on the most pressing challenges facing northern B.C.

UNBC's new five-year strategic plan unveiled Thursday includes four overarching themes and specific goals the university aims to achieve.

The plan identifies key actions that will allow UNBC to reach its targets through education, research and community engagement. More than 1,000 people shared their thoughts, hopes and aspirations for UNBC through survey responses, participation in town hall events and by submitting online feedback.

The plan outlines how UNBC is ready to take on some of the most pressing challenges facing northern B.C., Canada, and the world, ranging from climate change and clean energy production to reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples and communities, to food and water security.

The plan is centered around four themes, each with their own strategic goals:

  • Cultivate Curiosity—UNBC will excel at teaching, learning, and inquiry, while supporting, encouraging, and inspiring learners.
  • Act on Truth and Reconciliation—UNBC will continue on its path to advance and meaningfully enact reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples, through dialogue, education, research, relationships, and service.
  • Empower Northern Communities—UNBC will collaborate, partner, generate knowledge and build capacity for the advancement of healthy, productive, thriving communities.
  • Foster Local Solutions for Global Impact—UNBC will leverage its unique position to mobilize knowledge for local and global change.

To learn more, visit UNBC’s strategic planning website.