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Integrated Strategic Planning

In 2019 and into early 2020, members of TRU’s community — our students, faculty and staff — as well as community members at large, participated in one of the most extensive consultations in our history: Envision TRU. The purpose was to gather input into determining the kind of university we would aspire to be for the next 10 years. Essentially, a new vision.

As a result, in March 2020, TRU adopted a new Vision Statement incorporating our mission, vision, values, and four strategic change goals that reflect who we are and what we want to achieve over a 10-year period.

Now, it’s time to develop the path that will get us there — an Integrated Strategic Plan (ISP).

Planning routinely occurs at TRU. We have a Strategic Enrolment Management Plan, a Research Plan, an Academic Plan, an Operational Units Plan and a host of other planning that is undertaken at various levels within the university. What the ISP process will do is bring all these planning efforts together, and in a formalized way, helping us to coordinate and align our efforts in support of achieving TRU’s Vision Statement.

Through fall 2021 and into early 2022, we will develop a five-year plan, building on the spirit of interconnectedness (Kw’seltktnéws) as articulated in our Vision Statement.

Led by the Provost, the ISP process involves a project team, steering committee as well as working groups that will come together over the next many months. The process will be guided by best practices advised by the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) and others, and will require the participation of many of TRU’s stakeholders for our Vision Statement to truly take root.

Please watch for more information as we embark on this existing journey.

The path to a new vision

Our vision

Community-minded with a global conscience, we boldly redefine the university as a place of belonging — Kw’seltktnéws (we are all related and interconnected with nature, each other, and all things) — where all people are empowered to transform themselves, their communities, and the world.

Our mission

TRU is a comprehensive, learner-centred, sustainable university that serves its regional, national, and international learners and their communities through high quality and flexible education, training, research and scholarship.

Our values

  • Inclusion and diversity
  • Community-mindedness
  • Curiosity
  • Sustainability

Our 10-year strategic change goals

  • Eliminate achievement gaps
  • Honour truth, reconciliation and rights
  • Lead in community research and scholarship
  • Design lifelong learning
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