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Pierre Zundel

@PierreZundel

Nov 27
Thanks to all the members of the @LaurentianU Leadership Group who were part of the great discussion about the roll out of our #imagine2023 strategic plan this afternoon. Merci à tous et toutes! Gchi miigwech kina wiya! https://t.co/ZBrT2m3JLO
Outcomes
1

The North inspires us

We will enhance our relationships with municipalities, agencies, organizations, First Nations, and Indigenous communities, with a coordinated approach to creating beneficial initiatives for the North.

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2

The North inspires us

We will demonstrate our ongoing commitment as champions of French cultures and language, by offering and resourcing vibrant programs and services in French.

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3

The North inspires us

We will incorporate a holistic approach to wellness in our everyday practices as we embrace the beautiful natural environment that our campus offers, informed by the Okanagan Charter: An International Charter for Health Promoting Universities and Colleges (2015).

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4

The North inspires us

We will be a hub for arts and culture, increasing awareness of the artistic and cultural contributions of Indigenous, Franco-Ontarian, and other Northern artists.

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5

The North inspires us

We will equip graduates to practice, teach, and contribute as employees of choice in francophone, rural, and Indigenous contexts, throughout the North and beyond.

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6

Student success is our success

Laurentian students in all faculties will benefit from enhanced leadership development and experiential learning across the institution, in community and industry settings, as we will double the number of work and experiential learning opportunities.

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7

Student success is our success

Laurentian students will be healthier because of more accessible recreational areas, healthy food options, and improved mental health supports.

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8

Student success is our success

Laurentian students will become more familiar with Indigenous ways of being and principles of reconciliation through various aspects of campus culture.

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9

Student success is our success

Laurentian graduate student enrollment will increase by 40% (200 students).

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10

Student success is our success

Laurentian’s rapidly growing international student population will experience a welcoming campus community created by university personnel equipped with appropriate communication and cultural training.

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11

Student success is our success

Laurentian students will benefit from enhanced services and infrastructure that support writing and information literacy, advising, academic planning, administrative services, and progress tracking.

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12

Teaching and learning define us

We will enhance our support for professors in their teaching by providing opportunities for faculty peer‐mentoring and collaboration with colleagues who specialize in pedagogy and instructional design.

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13

Teaching and learning define us

We will increase our capacity to offer flexible teaching and learning options through technology‐enabled learning and teaching.

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14

Teaching and learning define us

We will be a national leader in Indigenous education because of expanded Indigenous curriculum offerings across all faculties.

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15

Teaching and learning define us

We will demonstrate support for our vibrant high‐quality accredited programs by providing the appropriate resources to meet external accreditation requirements.

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16

Curiosity drives our research

We will undertake culturally appropriate research that enhances mino-bimaadiziwin and wellness among Indigenous peoples and other northern populations.

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17

Curiosity drives our research

We will continue to build our fundamental research base by recruiting four new research chairs that push the boundaries of basic research to increase knowledge.

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18

Curiosity drives our research

We will influence global audiences with our research and expertise in environmental stewardship of water and land.

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19

Curiosity drives our research

We will be the global leader in mineral exploration research and education.

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20

Curiosity drives our research

We will be leaders in sustainable community development because of our contributions to social innovation and policy research.

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21

Relationships are our priority

We support the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action and will respond by creating a task force to identify priority actions, beginning by offering cultural safety training and opportunities to learn the Anishnaabemowin language to faculty, staff, and students.

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22

Relationships are our priority

We will enhance the experience of those who use our campus athletic and recreation facilities, the sites where many people first encounter Laurentian University.

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23

Relationships are our priority

We will ensure that appropriate resources are in place to promote and foster inclusion, acceptance, and respect for the diversity that exists within our campus community.

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24

Relationships are our priority

We will recognize staff and faculty for their local, national, and international contributions and accomplishments, resulting in increased employee engagement.

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25

Relationships are our priority

We will work with alumni and donors to create opportunities for mutual benefit that enhance the student experience.

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Strengths
Interdisciplinarity:

Laurentian University promotes collaboration through interdisciplinary programs and research.

Well-being:

Laurentian University excels in education and research on health and well‐being.

Local impact
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