Improving Our World Through Science

Message from the Dean

On behalf of the Faculty of Science, I am excited to present our new five-year strategic plan: Improving our World Through Science. Developing this plan gave members of UBC Science and our stakeholders the opportunity to assess the state of the Faculty and to explore our shared aspirations.
Vision

Improving our world through science
 
 

Mission

Working together to advance scientific knowledge through research, education, and engagement

UBC Science Social Contract

The concept of a pact emerged naturally through the planning dialogue, reflecting our collective sense of responsibility and optimism. These principles capture long-standing priorities to all of us in the Faculty, many of which are especially relevant at this inflection point.

Core Areas and Objectives    OVERVIEW    STRATEGIES

People

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.

Education

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

Research

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

Engagement

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

Implementation and Strategic Innovation Fund    OUR INDICITIVE STRATEGIC MEASURES

Year 1 Priorities

Improving Our World Through Science articulates the Faculty’s five-year strategic plan around four core areas: people, research, education and engagement. In 2021/2022 the faculty has identified four key priorities across the areas to advance through the plan, and guide Strategic Innovation Fund proposals.

People

Identify and develop ways to help UBC Science faculty and staff focus on core teaching, research and service activities, and manage workload.

Research

Identify ways to enhance the trainee experience and enable UBC Science to increase its PhD production.

Education

Identify and develop ways to add undergraduate seats and programs that better meet pressing UBC Science student needs.

Engagement

Initiate work to better understand priorities for embedding Indigenous perspectives and practices across the UBC Science community.

Year 2 Priorities

Improving Our World Through Science articulates the Faculty’s five-year strategic plan around four core areas: people, research, education and engagement. Year 2 will focus on the 2022/2023 academic year. Key priorities will be released closer to this date. 

Year 3 Priorities

Improving Our World Through Science articulates the Faculty’s five-year strategic plan around four core areas: people, research, education and engagement. Year 3 will focus on the 2023/2024 academic year. Key priorities will be released closer to this date. 

Year 4 Priorities

Improving Our World Through Science articulates the Faculty’s five-year strategic plan around four core areas: people, research, education and engagement. Year 4 will focus on the 2024/2025 academic year. Key priorities will be released closer to this date. 

Year 5 Priorities

Improving Our World Through Science articulates the Faculty’s five-year strategic plan around four core areas: people, research, education and engagement. Year 5 will focus on the 2025/2026 academic year. Key priorities will be released closer to this date.