In September 2018, Wilfrid Laurier University embarked on a consultative process to develop a five-year strategic plan.
"Laurier Strategy 2019-2024: Today. Tomorrow. Together." is the result of several months of consultation, research and work by a 28-member steering committee comprised of members representing all areas of the university community. Thousands of internal and external community members took part in in-person and online consultations to share their aspirations and vision for Laurier’s future.
This five-year strategy highlights Laurier’s role and responsibility in preparing people to be engaged global citizens who will be working to address the world’s challenges in the coming decade. The strategy’s focus on two distinct themes – thriving community and future-readiness – positions the university to address societal and sector challenges and harness opportunities by leveraging foundational strengths in academic excellence, research, partnerships and community.
The plan was approved by the university Senate and Board of Governors in spring 2019.
The steering committee that guided the process of determining the requirements and direction of a new strategic plan consisted of representatives from around the Laurier community, including staff, faculty, students, administrators and members of the Board of Governors.