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Shaping UBC's Next Century

Shaping UBC's Next Century

For over a hundred years, UBC's motto, Tuum Est (It is Yours), has been a declaration of our commitment to attracting and supporting those who have the drive to shape a better world. The founders of UBC understood the university's potential as a place of engagement; a place where relevant, innovative and impactful research would be conducted; a place where pressing societal issues would be examined, deliberated and resolved; and a place where critical thinking would always be welcomed and informed citizens shaped.

Now, as UBC embarks on its next century as a leading public university, we continue to reflect on this ongoing commitment to excellence in the academic mission and to citizenship. Shaping UBC's Next Century is our road map, articulating the University's core commitments in research excellence, learning and community engagement. Underpinning these commitments are our people, who not only form the cornerstone of UBC, but who also endow our university with its special qualities and define how our work is accomplished.

Shaping UBC’s Next Century will guide our decisions, actions and interactions into the future. Our new plan focuses on three themes that we believe are critical to society today: inclusion, collaboration and innovation. It also outlines the goals and actions designed to realize the University's vision for the future: "Inspiring people, ideas and actions for a better world." This is our moment to harness the energies and strengths of an extraordinary institution to contribute to sustainable and positive change, both locally and globally. Visit UBC's Strategic Plan website to learn more.

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