The UBC Plan: Have Your Say

Place and Promise: The UBC Plan

Place and Promise: The UBC Plan is used to drive planning at the university, from budgets to academic and unit plans, and it’s now two years old. UBC is seeking community input on updates to the goals and actions in the plan.

The proposed changes cover the following areas:

    Some wording changes have been suggested to clarify the intent of the goal and/or action. These are highlighted for ease of review.
    Some actions have reached the natural point where they are well integrated into university operations and it is proposed to “retire” these. This does not signal that the university will no longer focus in these areas, but simply reflects that the action is well established and attention will now switch to other actions that need strengthening or to new actions that will drive the university vision.
    These actions are suggested to heighten the university’s focus on new initiatives and projects that will move the university closer towards achieving the Place and Promise vision.
    A new section has been added to each commitment to reflect a sampling of the high level portfolio actions that are underway in support of each goal. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list, but rather a representative view of the variety of activity that is underway in support of Place and Promise.

Consultation Process

You can download a list of the proposed changes, along with full details of the consultation process, from the Strategic Plan website.

Your input is being sought on the proposed revisions to the plan. Specifically, feedback on the following is welcomed:

  • Do you agree with the proposed wording revisions to the goals and actions?
  • Do you agree that the identified actions should be ‘retired’?
  • Do you agree with the proposed new actions?
  • Are there other action statements you feel should be retired, added or revised?

See the consultation website for details.

Community Engagement Strategic Plan

You are invited to share your perspectives and advice in shaping the Community Engagement Strategic Plan, part of UBC’s strategy to explore and address the issues, aspirations and needs of importance to community.

The university would like to engage in a dialogue about four overarching questions that touch on the many dimensions of community engagement priorities:

  • How do we tell our stories of community engagement at UBC and why they are important?
  • How do we recognize community engagement by faculty, staff, students and community partners?
  • How can the University support community partners participating in shared community engagement initiatives?
  • How do we measure community engagement?

Answer these questions and give feedback about the draft plan by visiting the Community Engagement website and completing a short survey.



  1. Sean says:

    Quite simply, do not build that Alumni Center ! Put it downtown.

    1. Chris Sherwood says:

      Right on Sean!!

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